January 19, 2015

Oregon Expands Medicaid Coverage for Transgender Recipients

Starting January 1st, Oregon began covering reassignment surgery, hormone therapy, and puberty suppression for transgender Medicaid recipients. According to a related NPR article, “[b]y doing so, Oregon joins a handful of other states that have recently taken steps to help people with gender dysphoria, or the conflict between the gender people identify with and their physical gender.” According to estimates, in 2015, approximately 175 people will use the coverage.

According to the article, Medicaid plans in California, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Washington D.C. also cover medical treatment for gender dysphoria.

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