I remember years ago when via all the unrest over “Obama Care” there were also serious discussions about going for total socialized healthcare. One of the the arguments against it was that the goverment would ultimately have “death panels” where they would decide on whether you got treatment or not based on a number of factors beyond your control and just because you wanted medical care did not mean you got it. At the time Democrats/liberals called it insane and fear mongering and all the rest. And in my opinion, just like many other times that was to invalidate real concerns, they end up coming in true.
Why people think entrusting the goverment with healthcare is a good idea I have no clue. There is nothing the goverment does that it does well in a positive sense. Nothing. In fact if you look to the causes for the insane costs of health care in the US most of them are goverment related. And if you want to talk about other countries with socialized medicine and how well that works then I urge you to talk to folks who live there.
“If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there’d be a shortage of sand.”-Milton Friedman
The New York Times profiled a study which cites research suggesting that sex changes are not an effective treatment for gender dysphoria.
What did it report?
(the study) by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that trans people in Denmark had 7.7 times the rate of suicide attempts and 3.5 times the rate of suicide deaths of the non-trans population. The study, which was conducted by analyzing the health records of more than six million people over the span of four decades, dealt with individuals aged 15 and over.
That is not a small figure/sample size.
“Elevated rates of all-cause mortality among transgender individuals have also been reported in studies from Sweden and the United States,” the JAMA study notes, citing a 2011 study that found that patients’ risks for death actually increased after they received sex changes.
But isn’t the legacy media and the activists/politicians telling us the opposite, that trans-surgeries save lives?
“Persons with transsexualism, after sex reassignment, have considerably higher risks for mortality, suicidal behaviour, and psychiatric morbidity than the general population. Our findings suggest that sex reassignment, although alleviating gender dysphoria, may not suffice as treatment for transsexualism, and should inspire improved psychiatric and somatic care after sex reassignment for this patient group,” the 2011 study found.
But mental health does not equal the money/profits gender mutilation surgeries can make for the doctors/hospitals!
And mental health has been an issue that has for a long time been called to be acted upon, yet always the last option for lawmakers, it seems.