Citing money problems, the Veterans Administration reversed their former stance of approving SRS surgeries.
As with most things with the VA, timing is everything as the announcement came out during Transgender Awareness Week. This is also the government agency which has been routinely in the news for poor care or excessive spending elsewhere. So playing the money card doesn't make sense.
What does make sense is, with the new anti LGBT administration coming into power, we will have to circle our wagons to protect hard earned victories.