Medicaid For Transgender Services

Aug 26, 2014

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While the arguments continue over health insurance, Oregon just took a big step. 

The state version of Medicaid, the Oregon Health Plan, will now cover more procedures for transgender patients. 

The coverage includes treatment for gender dysphoria, the basic condition in which people feel their gender identities conflict with their birth gender. 

We hear from Basic Rights Oregon about the work it took to get this and other procedures included for low-income transgender people.