Discharging Transgender Troops Would Cost $960 Million

August 8, 2017

Shortly after President Trump tweeted on July 26, 2017 that transgender troops must be banned from the military because of “tremendous medical costs,” the Palm Center released this study showing that implementing the Trump ban would cost almost $1 billion dollars. National media reported on our study, and Pentagon data confirmed that inclusive policy for transgender personnel, as predicted, cost less than $10 million per year.