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Tonya1313

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As a retired military member, I use TRICARE Prime. I get my hormones and speech therapist covered at the military hospitals. But I was just denied a consolation to plastic surgery. This is not for vanity, it’s for my mental health! I wasn’t able to do this in the 80’s. Help me retirees, your my only hope.
 

Linde

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@ Tonya1313, I am not a military person, but I had Medicare pay for my bottom surgery without any problem. As far as I know, Tricare is part of Medicare. However Medicare will not cover anything that is considered cosmetic surgery, like facial surgery or breast augmentation.


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Tonya1313

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TRICARE is not part of Medicare. One of the military hospitals has surgeons who do FFS and tracheal shave. No breast augmentation, so far.


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OzGirl

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Welcome to TransRefuge Tonya! And thank you for contributing already! We would all love to know you some more about you, so a brief bio in Introductions, or even start a blog would be great. We have other ex military members who are hoping GCS might soon be covered for Vets as it is now for active members.

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Allie
 

TonyaJanelle

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Can't help you with Tricare, but it's nice to meet another Tonya that can spell. Welcome to transrefuge!
 

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Hi Tonya,

I can't help TRICARE either, but welcome to the forum.

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Mike
 

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Hi Tonya! Welcome to TransRefuge. Nice to meet you. I'm sure someone around here can help you with TRICARE. As Allie mentioned, we do have a lot of veterans on the site. Perhaps @Michelle_P and @Laurie can assist you. Good luck. See you around the forum.

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Michelle_P

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We both are on Kaiser NorthWest now. The VA policies around gender-affirming surgeries are likely to change soon, with recent guidance around transgender care, but haven’t yet.
 
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