Republican Lawmaker Opposes Transgender Health Coverage Because ‘I Like Being A Boy’

Think Progress LGBT
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April 10, 2013

The final rules on Essential Health Benefits standards could end a long history of discrimination against transgender health coverage, as many states are already extending protections to ensure transgender people can access the benefits they deserve. But Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) doesn’t want trans people’s health needs covered by insurance, simply because he’s not transgender himself:

BROUN: I don’t want to pay for a sex change operation. I’m not interested. I like being a boy.