The gender-affirming bill would expand the scope of care both Medicaid and private insurance is required to cover in Oregon
Oregon gender-affirming care bill heads to governor’s desk
The state of Oregon is one step closer to making gender-affirming care more accessible to its residents.
Lawmakers in late June 2023 gave final approval for gender-affirming care and reproductive rights measures. The bill now heads to the desk of Oregon Governor Tina Kotek for her signature.
This was the focal point of an article from Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB).
The gender-affirming bill would expand the scope of care both Medicaid and private insurance are required to cover in Oregon, which includes facial feminization surgery and laser hair removal.
With laser hair removal coverage, individuals can more easily afford healthcare which will make them feel comfortable as their true selves.
Laser hair removal works with the laser targeting the hair follicle and destroying its growth cycle. With multiple sessions, clients will be left with hair-free skin in the treated area(s).
While laser hair removal can be tremendously impactful for anyone, it can also be a sizable financial undertaking. That’s what makes this potential law so important. Clients who thought they might not be able to afford laser hair removal now might be candidates for the service.
Be sure to check out the full article, which also highlights details of the reproductive rights measure Oregon hopes to sign into law.