Comprehensive transgender healthcare approved in Oregon

Transgender Oregonians have something to celebrate: the Health Evidence Review Commission (HERC) approved of trans healthcare as a part of the Oregon Health Plan! Trans people will be able to receive transition-related healthcare starting in 2015. This decision was made after HERC started a review process in April to assess the need for trans-inclusive healthcare. 

HERC estimates approximately 175 people will benefit from the change in any 12 month period and the total cost will amount to less than $150,000 per year out of their bi-annual $9.7 billion budget.

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