While many across the nation wait to see if they will be faced with a loss of insurance in response to the Republican healthcare bill, states like Oregon are taking the offense and passing their own protective legislation.
Last week, Oregon responded to continued attacks on American healthcare by passing an incredibly progressive piece of legislation targeted at protecting women’s reproductive rights.
The Reproductive Health Equity Act is incredibly wide-reaching, requiring insurance providers in the state to cover reproductive health services like abortion and contraception, as well as natal care (pre and post). In addition, the law requires insurance providers to give patients coverage, free of charge, for screenings for cancer, STI’s, and gestational diabetes.
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