Mother sues employer for denying coverage of son’s transgender surgery

A Washington state woman filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Catholic health organization she works for, saying it discriminated against her by refusing to pay for her child’s chest reconstruction surgery as the child transitions to be a boy.

The American Civil Liberties Union is representing Cheryl Enstad and her teenage son Pax, who allege PeaceHealth violated both Obamacare and state law in refusing to cover the treatment.

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  • Starlord

    Super fucktardery.

  • BillyHW

    No wonder the kid is so fucked up in the head.

  • Observer

    And if she wins, the next lawsuit will to get the sex change reversal operation also paid for by somebody else.

  • The Buddhist Butterfly

    I just want everyone to know that I paid for my own transbutterfly surgery. Besides the fact that no insurer would cover it because they are all racist, I’m also not a socialist parasite.

    • Clink9

      I had to pay for my own Napoleon uniform.

    • Watchman

      Do we call you “Mothman” now? Or is that overly gender specific?

      • The Buddhist Butterfly

        I’m a beautiful butterfly! Sheesh, you probably think Welch’s is fine wine you racist redneck.

        • Editor

          Welch’s with two pumps of Purel . . . Mmmmmm!

          • Blind Druid

            In my country, a big can of Welch’s, plus 2 litres of Ginger Ale, and most of a bottle of vodka — is called “Purple Jesus”. Fizzy and sweet with a kick like a mule. Guaranteed Panty Remover.

          • Maggat

            Sounds good, I’m asaving that recipe. Thanks.

  • WalterBannon

    having your tits amputated for cosmetic reasons is not healthcare.

    claim should be denied, and start looking for an iron clad reason to fire this employee

    • dukestreet

      They don’t cover anything cosmetic since it is not required for life.

  • robins111

    Make the weird bastard take alternate treatment. My suggestion is electro-shock treatment for his mental illness.

  • Tooth&Claw

    No. It’s cosmetic. They wouldn’t cover a nose job either. Take a hike Mom.

  • Hard Little Machine

    The case law varies state to state but it’s unclear if procedure or treatment that is not explicitly stated can be either covered or denied.

  • Surele Surele

    Get me outa here. Is there no end to entitlements?

  • Felicia Scott

    If employers don’t have to pay for contraception (to prevent the birth of perverts like this) then why should they have to pay for medically unnecessary surgery for the mentally ill?