The essence of legalism, for which Our Lord repeatedly rebuked the Pharisees, is a preoccupation with the permissible: “Is it permissible to do this?” “Is it permissible not to do that?”
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Aaron D. Cobb is an associate professor of philosophy at Auburn University at Montgomery. He is the author of Loving Samuel: Suffering, Dependence, and the Calling of Love .
Medicare Australia provides cover for many of the major surgeries needed for SRS (sex reassignment surgery). However, there can often be a gap between the Medicare benefit paid and the amount the surgeon will charge, sometimes in the amount of thousands of dollars. However many Australian private health insurance policies provide private hospital cover policy that includes any SRS procedure that is also covered by Medicare. There is typically a waiting period before insurers allow people to claim for these services, usually about 12 months. 
Julian Lucas is associate editor at Cabinet magazine and a contributing writer to The Times.