Oregon Medicaid To Cover Gender Reassignment. Thoughts?
I personally am against it, simply because there are thousands of disabled on Oregon Health Plan (OHP) that are going with out needed medical services because its considered "not medically necessary", how is optical coverage not necessay? how is physical therapy in order to keep your mobility so you don't end up in a chair sooner rather than later not necessay?
You want re-assignment surgery? fine, but not on the states dime at the expense of thousands of disabled individules.
Oregon Medicaid to cover gender reassignmentPosted: Aug 14, 2014 5:13 PM PST Updated: Aug 14, 2014 5:13 PM PST
A panel of health experts on Thursday added gender dysphoria to the list of treatments covered by the Oregon
Officials estimate that about 175 Medicaid patients will seek treatment for gender dysphoria per year at a cost of less than $150,000.
The advocacy group Basic Rights Oregon calls the decision "an historic step forward toward fairness and equality for transgender Oregonians."
The coverage for gender dysphoria is set to begin Jan. 1.
Oregon insurance regulators have previously ordered private