Democrat Ayanna Pressley wants Medicare to cover wigs.
Pressley allegedly lost her hair due to illness.
The New York Post report:
Unlike many private insurance plans, Medicare does not currently cover the cost of wigs. Massachusetts representative Ayanna Pressley would like to change that.
“[To] be naked as a woman, it disrupts the conventional and social norms of what is appropriate, what is professional, what is attractive, what is feminine, ‘Pressley-which causes hair loss which causes autoimmune disease-alopecia- said Vanity Fair in an interview Thursday. The same day, she unveiled a bill in which Medicare must pay for wigs for those experiencing hair loss due to illness or medical treatments.
“It’s so much more than cosmetic,” the Massachusetts congresswoman and ‘Squad’ member said of naked and feminine. “It takes a big toll.”