Texas Children’s Hospital still leveraging gender ideology despite fraud investigations

A Texas hospital in trouble over allegations it practiced gender-altering medicine on minors despite a state ban on such practices is still pushing gender ideology, says a report.

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A Texas hospital in trouble over allegations it practiced gender-altering medicine on minors despite a state ban on such practices is still pushing gender ideology, says a report.

Training slides obtained by the National Review teach staff members at Texas Children’s Hospital about the “Benefits of Understanding Sexuality, Gender, Names (SGN) for Healthcare Providers.”

Staff members who interact with patients, including children, are coached to probe patients about their gender preferences.

Texas Children’s Hospital has been at the forefront of a controversy over trans medical care on minors, after several whistleblowers revealed the hospital was still performing gender-transitioning medical treatments on minors in violation of state law.  

Over the past several years, new data has been making clear the serious risks associated with so-called “gender-affirming care.” 

“Hormone therapies and gender-transition surgery, particularly when performed on minors, come with unalterable and often medically disastrous consequences, including infertility, loss of sexual function, and decreased bone density,” said the National Review report.  

Additionally, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is investigating allegations of Medicaid fraud used to finance sex change medicine at the hospital, including medicine performed on minors.  

Texas Rep. Brian Harrison, a Republican, has asked the Texas Legislature to look into allegations that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), under policies promulgated by President Joe Biden, has coordinated a cover-up in the case of Texas Children’s, reported local CBS News Austin.  

“The #Txlege House must not allow the Biden Administration to aid and abet CHILD ABUSE and MEDICAID FRAUD by prosecuting whistleblowers. I’m asking Speaker @DadePhelan to immediately hold hearings to investigate federal officials & hospital leadership,” wrote Harrison on X. 

The reference to prosecuting whistleblowers comes on the heels of an indictment by Biden’s DOJ of a doctor who reported the hospital for violating the state’s ban on trans medical procedures on minors. 

A nurse at Texas Children’s has also alleged the FBI is harassing her after she spoke to a researcher, Christopher Rufo, about how doctors at the hospital “with an ideological agenda” manipulated parents “to go down this path of medical transition for their child,” according to a New York Post story published this week. 

Harrison is demanding that Texas Health and Human Services investigate the charges of Medicaid fraud and identify any personnel who aided the scheme. 

“If referred for criminal prosecution, the doctors could face up to 10 years in prison,” wrote Rufo, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research.   

One such doctor, who could be a target of investigators, is Dr. Richard Ogden Roberts III, a pediatric endocrinologist at Texas Children’s, who allegedly treated minors for gender dysphoria by using banned procedures, and allegedly committed Medicaid fraud to pay for the treatments, according to a report by the Daily Wire. 

The Daily Wire said that Roberts was a plaintiff in a case that tried to stop the Texas ban, “leveraging his medical credentials as he worked alongside radical activist organizations” to keep kids as his patients. 

Gender medicine is a cash cow for doctors and hospitals. The Human Rights Campaign estimates the costs for trans medical care for one individual range from $25,000 to $75,000.  

Large pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer, Abbvie, Bayer and Ely Lilly, have joined with Dr. Roberts and radical left activists, such as the Transgender Law Center, Lambda Legal and PFLAG, in trying to keep trans care for minors legal, said the Daily Wire.  

Meanwhile, Rufo is asking for people to directly contact the board of directors at Texas Children’s Hospital and take action against any wrong-doing perpetrated by the hospital and any of its staff, including Dr. Roberts.