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Wed Mar 1, 2017, 06:03 AM

Oregon reproductive health bill rally draws dozens

Dozens of people rallied at the Oregon Capitol Tuesday in support of House Bill 2232, which proponents call the Reproductive Health Equity Act.

The bill would expand reproductive health care, requiring insurance companies in the state to cover the full range of preventive reproductive health services, including abortion, at no out-of-pocket cost to patients.

The bill includes those who are without health care coverage due to citizenship status, and prohibits discriminating against a person based on their gender identity.

The effort comes amidst uncertainty over the federal Affordable Care Act, which President Trump has promised to repeal. The bill would require insurance providers to cover reproductive health services without copays, even if the Affordable Care Act is repealed.

Read more: http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/politics/2017/02/28/oregon-reproductive-health-bill-rally-draws-dozens/98486830/

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