College student Lucas Waldron shares his own struggle to afford $8,400 top-surgery:

There is little hope that private insurance companies will start covering transgender surgeries because of their consistent argument that the procedures are “cosmetic” or “unnecessary.” The Affordable Care Act has been falsely identified as a progressive and inclusive program for transgender individuals when, in reality, the act only limits discrimination by medical providers. Under ObamaCare, an insurance company cannot consider my transgender identity a “pre-existing condition,” but they sure as hell can refuse to cover my surgery.

Previous coverage of Donnie Collins’ story here and here.