Oregon Medicaid Now Covers Transgender Medical Expenses

Oregon became the fifth state to expand its Medicaid coverage to include the often staggering costs of transgender medical bills. It joins California, Massachusetts, Vermont and the District of Columbia, all of whom already offer coverage for gender dysphoria. Oregon's expanded coverage includes reassignment surgery,… »1/11/15 12:00pm1/11/15 12:00pm

Planned Parenthood Buys Some Time In Texas Women's Health Plan

When it comes to Planned Parenthood funding in Arizona and Texas, stalling looks to be the name of the game: notably, both states are seeing the women's health provider taking their respective state policymakers and governors to court in order to buy some time before they're excluded from state-funded health plans and… »10/27/12 1:00pm10/27/12 1:00pm

Here's How Hard It Is To Get A Pap Smear In Texas Without Planned Parenthood

Andrea Grimes, a Texas-based reporter at RH Reality Check who also contributes to The Frisky, investigated the claim that under the state-funded Women's Health Program, women would have access to equal or superior health care—sans Planned Parenthood. Guess what: it's not true! I know, you're astounded. »9/08/12 4:00pm9/08/12 4:00pm

New and Improved Texas Program Penalizes Doctors Who Acknowledge Abortion Exists

In Rick Perry's Texas, the first rule of women's health is that we don't talk about women's health. The second rule of women's health is UGH FINE, we can talk about women's health, but only if we don't mention that abortion exists. At least, that's according to government documents that outline how the state will dole… »7/12/12 11:30am7/12/12 11:30am