Thank you for signing on as endorsing organization for the Reproductive Health Equity Act (RHEA). This legislation is an important leap toward ensuring that all Oregonians have meaningful access to the care they need. The RHEA of 2017 will call upon the Oregon Legislature to:
* Close loopholes in the ACA provision that prohibits insurers from imposing co-pays, deductibles or co-insurance on preventive reproductive health services.
* Add abortion to the list of reproductive health services that commercial plans must cover at zero out-of-pocket cost.
* Establish coverage for the full range of reproductive health care, including family planning, abortion and postpartum care, for Oregonians who are categorically excluded from health programs due to citizenship status.
* Codify a nondiscrimination clause that prohibits discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of gender identity, in reproductive health coverage.
Access to reproductive health care is critical for the health and economic security of all Oregonians. That’s why everyone in Oregon, regardless of income, citizenship status, gender identity or type of insurance, needs access to the full range of reproductive health services.
In Solidarity, Pro-Choice Coalition of Oregon: ACLU of Oregon, APANO, Family Forward, NARAL Pro-Choice of Oregon, Oregon Latino Health Coalition, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon and Western States Center