The VA scandal continues to get worse as days pass. It seems that everywhere you turn, there is another veteran coming out and authenticating the claims of the long secret wait times.
Sadly, many of these veterans are in serious need of being looked at by medical professionals for both physical and mental needs. It truly is outrageous that these men and women of service have to wait to be seen.
Those who don’t have to wait have are those with a diagnosis of gender dysphoria with transgender-specific care. That’s right!
In 2013, some 2,567 veterans were diagnosed.
One of these cases is PVT Bradley Manning. Chelsea, if you will, is currently an inmate at Fort Leavenworth serving out a 35 year sentence for leaking classified government information.
VA spokeswoman Ndidi Mojay said in an email, “The VA does not pay for or support sex reassignment surgeries.”
Mojay says that what they do offer is couseling, cross-sex hormone therapy, evaluations for sex reassignment surgeries performed outside the department and post-reassignment surgical care.
While Manning serves out his/her sentence, he/she will be taking advantage of these treatments.