A Transgender Military Ban Could Cost the US Government $1.3 Billion

A Transgender Military Ban Could Cost the US Government $1.3 Billion

Often citing the medical costs of including transgender servicemembers as a main concern for continuing a fair and equal military, Trump’s ban could set taxpayers back $1 billion. Currently it costs the government $8.4 million in medical costs for trans men and women serving in our armed forces, but to purge the military of these honorable men and women, it would cost the government 114 times more than that.

This number comes out of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and the Palm center who found that the major cost would come form replacing the 15,500 trans servicemembers. [WashFreeBlade]

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