On Jan. 25th, Del. Anne Kaiser (D -Silver Springs) introduced House Bill 283, also known as Trans Health Equity Act. The bill would require Maryland’s Medicaid program to cover gender-affirming treatment in a nondiscriminatory manner.     On Feb. 14th, Kaiser spoke to the House Health and Government Operations Committee regarding HB 283, on which … Read more

Our first Florida newsletter of 2023 features a conversation with newly appointed House health committee Chair Rep. Randy Fine about his priorities for this session, a breakdown of some of the health-related funding proposals in Gov. Ron DeSantis’s recently released FY 2023-2024 budget, and information on how healthcare leaders in the state are preparing for … Read more

The legislature commenced this year’s legislative session on Jan. 17th and health committees are slated to hold their first hearings on bills this week. Reporter Boram Kim has been monitoring health-related bills as they’re introduced and advanced, and we will continue to provide updates on key bills as the session continues. Thanks for reading! Eli Kirshbaum State of Reform  … Read more

On Thursday, the Utah Senate voted 22-7 in favor of advancing Senate Bill 16, a controversial bill that would ban transgender surgical procedures on children and place a moratorium on prescribing puberty blockers to minors. The bill would also prohibit individuals over 25 from pursuing malpractice litigation against providers of transgender medical services. With Thursday’s … Read more

Florida state Representative Randy Fine (R-Brevard) has been appointed chair of the House Health & Human Services Committee. Fine is a Harvard graduate and a former gambling industry expert, who will spend the next two years reviewing legislation relating to healthcare and human services. While Fine said he doesn’t have much of a legislative background, … Read more

Oregon lawmakers voted to introduce several health-related legislative concepts as bills during the upcoming session during a House Interim Committee on Health Care meeting on Wednesday.     Committee members voted to introduce Legislative Concept (LC) 929, LC 1496, LC 1498, LC 1605, and LC 2857 as bills during the meeting. Specific elements of the … Read more

The Senate Health Committee recently moved to improve access to health care for transgender, gender nonconforming, and intersex (TGI) individuals with the passage of Senate Bill 923, sponsored by Sen. Scott Wiener (D–San Francisco), Asm. Cristina Garcia (D–Bell Gardens), Sabrina Cervantes (D–Corona), Alex Lee (D–San Jose), and Evan Low (D–San Jose).     The bill … Read more