In a move that would surprise absolutely no one, the Biden administration is preparing to argue that gender transitions for children should be taxpayer funded.
In response to a question submitted by Rep. Mary Miller (R-IL) about whether “taxpayers should pay for chemical castration and sex-change operations,” Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra wrote that “all children and adults should be afforded life-saving, medically necessary care” and that “payers, both public and private, should cover treatments which medical experts have determined to be medically necessary.”
In translation, the Biden administration, which has argued that it is morally wrong not to allow doctors to transition gender-confused children, now wants taxpayers to foot the bill for the chemical and physical mutilations being pushed on them by “medical experts.”
Other countries have moved away from gender transitions for children because, unsurprisingly, puberty blockers and hormone treatments can have permanent effects on bones and the brain, and gender transition surgeries are obviously irreversible. But the Biden administration is recklessly pushing forward, threatening to bring down the might of the federal government on any state that wants to protect children from being rushed down this path.
Now, along with abortion on demand at any week of pregnancy and the student loan debt of privileged, wealthy professionals, the Biden administration wants taxpayers to be on the hook for the chemical castration and surgical mutilation of children. It is not enough that it be allowed to happen and that you be called a hateful bigot for daring to oppose it. Now, the irreversible damage being promoted to children must be funded by your paycheck.
The damage being done to children in the name of acceptance is despicable, and there will be a national reckoning for it in the future once the consequences are made more clear. But the damage to children suffering from gender dysphoria, and to children who have been pushed down this path by social media, will have already been done. But the sacrifice of the health and futures of children in the name of inclusion and acceptance will continue so long as people like President Joe Biden and Becerra are in power.