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Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan’s Bill to Ensure Equitable Menopause Coverage Passes Committee

AB 2467 mandates coverage of a range of menopause treatments

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Sacramento CA — Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan's AB 2467, aimed at ensuring equitable menopause coverage passed the Assembly Health Committee with unanimous bipartisan support. This legislation is a crucial step towards providing comprehensive healthcare access for women navigating menopause.

"Menopause impacts half the population, yet the lack of comprehensive coverage often leaves them struggling to afford necessary care," said Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda). "AB 2467 is a vital piece of legislation addressing this disparity head-on to ensure access to the support and treatments that are essential for a healthy life."

AB 2467 mandates coverage for a diverse range of menopause treatments, including hormone replacement therapy, prescription medications, and alternative therapies. By addressing the financial barriers to care, this bill aims to support women across California through this significant life transition.

Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan emphasized the importance of equitable healthcare access for women and expressed gratitude for bipartisan support. For women over 65, heart disease is the number one cause of death, and the hormone changes of menopause have been linked to blood pressure and other risk factors. Despite the risks, A 2021 study found that than 90% of postmenopausal women were never taught about menopause in school, and over 60% only got information after symptoms started. The bill's passage reflects a growing commitment to promoting gender equity in healthcare access.