Medicaid Expands Transgender Procedures In Oregon

Jan 9, 2015

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The Oregon Health Plan, Oregon's brand of Medicaid for low-income households, now covers medical procedures for transgender people. 

As of January 1, OHP covers the cost of sexual reassignment surgery. 

The insurance plan will also cover hormone therapies and suppression of puberty. 

Not every Medicaid plan covers such procedures. 

Basic Rights Oregon Executive Director Jeana Frazzini joins us to explain the journey to this point.