OHSU extends coverage to transgender workers
Oregon Health & Science University plans to increase access to medically necessary care for transgender employees. The move follows “an extensive internal review of health benefits along with discussions with transgender advocates,” according to an OHSU release issued Monday. OHSU, which counts more than 14,000 workers, is Portland’s largest employer. The institution received praise for the move from the group Basic Rights Oregon. OHSU will now extend care coverage to those making gender transitions. It will also cover health treatments related to their transgender status. Other employers providing similar benefits include the city of Portland, Multnomah County, Intel Corp. and New Seasons Market.