Transitioning Transgender Soldiers’ Medical Expenses 14 Times Higher than Average

Transgender soldiers rally (Justin Sullivan / Getty)
Critics of President Donald Trump’s decision to bar transgender Americans from serving in the U.S. armed forces are citing a 2016 RAND Corporation study that, they claim, refutes “the idea that transgender soldiers are somehow expensive, or that they undermine the morale and cohesion of the military over all,” as the New Yorker put it.