We are asking the State of Oregon to require all insurance companies, including the Oregon Health Plan (OHP), to cover HIV Lipodystrophy and HIV Lipoatrophy treatment
Let’s Kick ASS (AIDS Survivor Syndrome) – Portland is currently working with Kelly R.T. Smith, a Health Care Policy Advisor, on House Bill 3086 that is being sponsored by Oregon Representative Sheri Malstrom of the 27th district.
Current Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) already mandate that insurance of all types sold or purchased in Oregon cover HIV/AIDS treatment. Rep. Malstrom is seeking to amend the OARs to add HIV-related lipodystrophy treatment to that mandate.
If you are an Oregon resident and need or have had treatment for HIV Lipodystrophy or HIV Lipoatrophy; then we will need your help to get this bill passed in Oregon during this legislative session.
We are asking that you prepare a written testimony one page or less in length and email it to either JimCox@letskickasspdx.org or
If you would like to give spoken testimony in person at the Oregon State Capital, it should be no more than 2 minutes in length. It is very important that the limit not go over 2 minutes. Rides will be provided as space allows.
Before and after photos for those who have received treatment would be especially helpful. Not required
Your letter will be given to, collected and submitted to the committee by Rep Malstrom’ s office.
Please send all testimony to JimCox@letskickasspdx.org or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like, Kelly R.T. Smith will review written testimony if received beforehand and edit it.
Public hearings will happen sometime in the last half of March. So please share this post far and wide and have them call Jim Cox 503-956-5178 or email JimCox@letskickasspdx.org for questions or to arrange your ride to Salem.
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