Report Looks At Cost Of Health Needs For Transgender Military

Published: Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 2:41pm
Updated: Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 2:45pm

President Trump’s Wednesday tweets declaring an end to transgender members of the U.S. military included the assertion that caring for the health needs of those members is too costly.

But what sort of financial burden comes from a rough estimate of between 1,300 and 6,600 active-duty transgender members?

That’s part of a report put together by a research team from the RAND Corporation last year.

One member of that team is Radha Iyengar, a RAND senior Economist. She’s with me to explain more.

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