Why Being Transgender Can Cost $100,000+ In The US

  • Published: 10 July 2019
  • Many transgender people seek medical treatments such as breast augmentation to align their bodies with their gender identities. Doctors say these procedures can help alleviate emotional distress linked to suicidal thoughts, but some patients can't access them in the US because of the cost.

    About 14% of transgender people are uninsured. But even those who have insurance are often stuck with enormous bills because some public and private insurance providers have exemptions in their policies for certain transgender-related procedures. Insurance providers also categorize many surgeries like facial feminization as cosmetic and won't pay for them.

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    Why Being Transgender Can Cost $100,000+ In The US

Comments • 823

  • Jianju69
    Jianju69  1 weeks back

    I identify as a wealthy playboy, and I'm feeling very oppressed with the price of sportscars & how women aren't flocking around me.

    • IAM8
      IAM8  1 months back

      Cost of your soul.... priceless

      • Blap
        Blap  1 months back


        • Lee Francis
          Lee Francis  1 months back

          I'm a trans woman and I've had facial feminization surgery and been on hormones for 3 years nearly I can tell you that this woman has not had extensive work done she has probably not spent more than 10 to $20,000 on her transition and it shows. This video is bull s$^&

          • Andydacurly !
            Andydacurly !  1 months back

            It just like plastic surgery it will cost you it will not be covered

            • Mur-Mur LMAO
              Mur-Mur LMAO  2 months back

              Transgender is stupid stop spending all that money just cause you want to be someone else like......🙄

              • Jake Thompson
                Jake Thompson  2 months back

                The insurance Isn’t going to cover you becuz it is cosmetic becuz it isn’t life threatening

                • Fardadisawesome
                  Fardadisawesome  2 months back

                  I would just switch country

                  • Ehcko
                    Ehcko  2 months back

                    Everyone is fixated on the surgries and whether putting "hidden costs" in the title was accurate or not. But that's not the point of the video. The point is to analyze and show that simply being trans comes with unique additional life expenses and challenges in comparison to the average person.

                    Even when taking surgries out of the equation they still have costs like permanent hair removal (shaving will still leave a shadow and isn't really viable in the long term), wardrobe overhauls, doctor visits, regular bloodwork checks, and of course hormone therapy medications. Combine these expenses with rampant employment discrimination making it even more difficult to afford them. Often ppl think trans folks are legally protected in this area, but in most states they can deny/fire you for literally just about anything. They will commonly use any excuse they can forge to justify letting you go. Legit or not.

                    • Natalie HAGR
                      Natalie HAGR  2 months back

                      Umm. There are people in this world without health care and there are people in this country who can’t even afford to take their child to get treated for a common cold. I’m sorry there are much bigger issues present.

                      • Javid Seyad Ahmed
                        Javid Seyad Ahmed  2 months back

                        If you don’t die from it, pay for it!

                        • Javid Seyad Ahmed
                          Javid Seyad Ahmed  2 months back

                          2030: 'This shit cis air forces me to breath to get oxygen into my lungs...'

                          • Daniela&Abbey
                            Daniela&Abbey  2 months back

                            Yeah it should all be free!!!!!

                            • Polygene Studios
                              Polygene Studios  2 months back

                              Random question: do you hate furrys?

                              • Cute G Dith
                                Cute G Dith  2 months back

                                Can someone there explain to me the part where I think the doctor say even you change the brain to much the body or change the body to much the brain the saying in 'change the brain too much the body' what does it mean how do you change it?
                                can you even change it?

                                • Dont question my profile pic please

                                  Thats good

                                  • Gamer-7asheesh
                                    Gamer-7asheesh  2 months back

                                    when ur mently sick ....... get a stronger ur mental not ur body because ur soft A F

                                    • Wilder Sheils
                                      Wilder Sheils  2 months back

                                      so people are supposed to pay for you to feel yourself?

                                      • JayBenz
                                        JayBenz  2 months back

                                        Anyone who agrees with the things said in this video are absolutely delusional

                                        • depressed cess
                                          depressed cess  2 months back

                                          bruh even my parents cant afford it
                                          not to be racist but probs to asians and expensiveness in my family

                                          • Julian J
                                            Julian J  2 months back

                                            This comment section is full of bullshit ngl. These people understand that it's costly, and it has to be, They are upset because insurance does not cover procedures that a lot of trans people need to alleviate their gender dysphoria.

                                            • Brittney Jo
                                              Brittney Jo  2 months back

                                              Oh, stop.

                                              • T-Series
                                                T-Series  2 months back

                                                Why would insurance cover it it is a pointless cost wtf

                                                • itchytastyurr
                                                  itchytastyurr  2 months back

                                                  trans-gender surgery= they got you by the balls! he pay 100k to gain the health status of an organ transplant recipiant! ironically the transplant guy would at least recieve functioning organs!

                                                  that pale flag in the begining looks like the pale rainbow-peodo flag...

                                                  • qwerty uiop
                                                    qwerty uiop  2 months back

                                                    DONT GET SURGErY RETARDS IS IT THAT BIG OF A DEA: JUST TO SwiTCH GENDERS?? JUST TO gET BOOBS?

                                                    • I’m the Worst
                                                      I’m the Worst  2 months back

                                                      No wonder there’s more dislikes to likes ratio

                                                      • Viessfi
                                                        Viessfi  2 months back

                                                        Am I the only one who heard Minecraft music in the background?

                                                        • Gacha Fox Creator
                                                          Gacha Fox Creator  2 months back

                                                          This is just stupid, you can change your gender identity for free.

                                                          • Dr Mlem
                                                            Dr Mlem  2 months back

                                                            It’s surgery and there making a huge change for you why do you think it’s a lot of money

                                                            • Nshark_
                                                              Nshark_  2 months back

                                                              The fact that you have a procedure to change your gender means that it will cost a Lot of money because surgeries aren’t free and doctors wouldn’t get paid if they were free.

                                                              • Nshark_
                                                                Nshark_  2 months back


                                                                • NiñaPreciosa
                                                                  NiñaPreciosa  2 months back

                                                                  Every Trans men I’ve heard talking is so funny to me ! Their voice don’t sound natural , They sound like robot , like something from Star Wars . Their voice don’t sound Natural . I never heard any men speak like they do

                                                                  • NiñaPreciosa
                                                                    NiñaPreciosa  2 months back

                                                                    Julian J I’ve never seen one arround me and online but I’ll give you the benefits of the doubt

                                                                  • Julian J
                                                                    Julian J  2 months back

                                                                    @NiñaPreciosa It's really not, I know plenty of trans guys that sound exactly like "real" men.

                                                                  • NiñaPreciosa
                                                                    NiñaPreciosa  2 months back

                                                                    Julian J well it’s true 🤷🏽‍♀️

                                                                  • Julian J
                                                                    Julian J  2 months back

                                                                    That's so rude and insulting. Way to trigger people's dysphoria.

                                                                • NiñaPreciosa
                                                                  NiñaPreciosa  2 months back

                                                                  If the states cover transgenders surgery they need to cover breast surgery for women who had breast cancer , for women who breast become Saggy because they don’t feel comfortable in their body too . Its hurts them psychologically too

                                                                  • Andrew Moran
                                                                    Andrew Moran  2 months back

                                                                    I haven’t seen one smart, trans person. People who are smart don’t spend their money on plastic surgery because they want to be a different gender. I wouldn’t pay a dollar to become transgender. But 100,000?!?! Come on. Everyone loses in the situation. 40% Of trans people commit suicide, because they are still depressed even after they switch genders. The doctors just want your money.

                                                                    • Can we get 100k subs with no content?

                                                                      When you get so much hate for having the dumbest title in the world you change it

                                                                      • Electric
                                                                        Electric  2 months back

                                                                        Maybe this'll keep them at a minimum, get rid of them

                                                                        • imhungry208
                                                                          imhungry208  2 months back

                                                                          Gamora: how much did it cost to transform ,Thanos :everything

                                                                          • Makayla
                                                                            Makayla  2 months back

                                                                            People that are badly injured in accidents and taken into surgery or are in need of multiple surgeries carry the burden of a lot of debt too. Insurance only covers soo much. They are NOT the only ones with an insane amount of debt.

                                                                            • luke the king of ghetto
                                                                              luke the king of ghetto  2 months back

                                                                              I have an idea dont be trans

                                                                            • Reincarnated Sin
                                                                              Reincarnated Sin  2 months back

                                                                              It's considered cosmetic because it's not tied to live, it's like wanting a big bum and complaining about the cost.

                                                                              • Kimberly Wilson
                                                                                Kimberly Wilson  2 months back

                                                                                Not that their experiences aren't perfectly valid, but not all trans people experience this deep, traumatic dysphoria, and acting like that's the only way to be trans is kind of a harmful generalization

                                                                                • Schwei_z
                                                                                  Schwei_z  2 months back

                                                                                  transfemme here.

                                                                                  it’s not the fact it costs money for a procedure, it’s the problem insurance won’t cover it when they are legally obligated to.

                                                                                • Jesus Escobedo
                                                                                  Jesus Escobedo  2 months back

                                                                                  I have a trans friend and I believe that the government should legally make transgender surgery free as its not the person who wanted to be trans it’s just that they just happened to be born in the wrong body

                                                                                  • Reincarnated Sin
                                                                                    Reincarnated Sin  2 months back

                                                                                    Actually, it's not how it works at all...it would be like saying "I'm born with small breasts, not my fault so government should pay for me to get bigger ones"

                                                                                  • Raven Soto
                                                                                    Raven Soto  2 months back


                                                                                • Black
                                                                                  Black  2 months back

                                                                                  You’re not transgender, you’re mentally ill.

                                                                                  • minhyuk choi
                                                                                    minhyuk choi  2 months back

                                                                                    Trans people feel so privileged and entitled , like they act like the deserve the sex change and all the medical procedures but those things are all something they should independently earn because wanting a sex change is literally not life threatening... so to enforce sex change coverage and related medical procedure onto an insurance company is only lowering the trans status , it’s like every trans person thinks they can be who they want right now but the sad reality of our society is you just gotta grind and earn your own shit

                                                                                    • raz khan
                                                                                      raz khan  2 months back

                                                                                      I love to help transgender people ifi had lot of money

                                                                                      • raz khan
                                                                                        raz khan  2 months back

                                                                                        Transgender to change sex cost a lot of money

                                                                                        • Mia M
                                                                                          Mia M  2 months back

                                                                                          These people r sooo dumb. Of course ur going to have to pay for your dumb surgeries... like helllooooo. They should have went with re-wiring the brain bcz they r dumb enough to think surgery isn’t going to cost money!?!

                                                                                          I mean you avg. person isn’t going to go around asking for down there to be changed without cost and say they aren’t allowed to be themselves!!! WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!!!!!!! 😵🙄