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Hillary Clinton Tweets Against The Transgender Military Ban

By Aimee Lutkin

In late July, Donald Trump announced a ban in the military on transgender service people, citing the costs of medical treatment and transitions for trans people, but the talk has anyone who's ever looked at the numbers Trump is talking about, a little bit confused.

The reality, as outlined by the Guardian, the cost of care for transgender people in the military is the smallest percentage of their healthcare budget, which is about $6.27 billion for active duty members. 

Healthcare costs related to transgender members is between $2.4 million to $8.4 million. For perspective, Viagra costs the military five times that. Yeah, so just a little something for people to think about whenever this topic is discussed.