Trump’s ruling will leave many talented Americans ineligible for service. Others will opt to serve and deny their own gender identities, an unhealthy situation that will carry its own medical costs.
Jul 26, 2017 · Mr. Trump made the declaration on Twitter, saying that American forces could not afford the “tremendous medical costs and disruption” of transgender service members.
Cost of medical care for transgender service members NBC News The RAND study estimated some 1,320 to 5,530 transgender service members on active duty with an addition 1,500 on reserve.
Until Trump’s policy is finalized, transgender service members serving as doctors, signals officers, pilots and in other capacities are waiting to find out what their future in the military will be. Readiness cost. Training service members is an expensive task. Most recent estimates peg the cost of basic training at about $20,000 per service member.
Military to Trump: we won’t ban transgender service members just because you tweeted about it The world now waits to see if Trump’s tweets lead to a formal policy memo.
Jul 26, 2017 · In laying out his reasons for moving on Wednesday to ban transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, President Donald Trump cited the …
In his initial tweet declaring the ban, Trump said that U.S. armed forced could not afford the “tremendous medical costs and disruption” of transgender service members, but a 2016 study
Watch video · Rand, the think tank, estimates transition-related health care for active service members would cost the military up to $8.4 million annually out of more than $6 billion in annual health-care
The price tag for Trump’s proposed ban, the study concludes, “is more than 100 times greater than the annual cost of retaining transgender service members and providing for their health care
Jul 27, 2017 · Transgender service members have been able to serve openly since 2016. Since Oct. 1, they’ve been able to receive medical care and start …