amidst the very mixed news regarding all things transgender came the awesome news this week, that medicare will begin to pay for treatment of gender dysphoria, including surgery.
this is awesome news for us! we are at the place as of this month, where such things as puberty blockers and much more counseling are the reality. and since ziona receives medi-caid, this means i won’t have to wrangle and threaten lawsuits to get them to pony up the dough.
it is good news for every transgender person!
so altho there are still small minds out there that don’t understand what it means to be trans, at least the rules have been changed in favour of those who must put up with small-minded folk.
of course, there may exist a few more battles in acquiring this treatment for minors. but it just got much easier to care for and support the needs of our transgender children. if one cannot be kept from having a life-saving and time proven, non-experimental therapy as an adult, the same treatments cannot be withheld from pre-adults…i hope.
so we are on our way as of the end of this week. ziona will be seen by her team at the ucsf child and adolescent gender clinic. she has already been assessed as ready for the puberty blockers, and her psychiatric therapist has already deemed going forward as absolutely necessary to her health, and well-being. and now, the expense will be covered as well!
so despite the nay-sayers, the small minds, and the previous reluctance on the part of medi-caid to cover expenses, she will as of this month begin drawing closer to the goal of being ‘all girl’, as she calls it.
a light shining through the darkness, for ziona….and many others!