The Board of Central Oregon Coast NOW unanimously voted to endorse the Oregon Reproductive Health Equity Act. Several members will be going to the state Capitol on February 28 to show support for the bill. This Act has also been endorsed by the Board of Oregon NOW.
* 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.
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