Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley Addresses Wigs - She Believes They Should Be Covered By Medicare
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley wants Medicare to cover wigs. Check out the available details below.
The Shade Room noted that 'Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley is not just representing her congressional district of Massachusetts but also the 7 million people who live with alopecia in this country.'
TSR also said: 'That’s why the state rep is fighting for Medicare to cover wigs. “[I know what it’s like] to experience a transformation not of your own choosing,” Pressley told Vanity Fair of her living with alopecia, an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss.'
'When you feel like your body is betraying you and you feel less like yourself—that’s already challenging,' Pressley said, but 'to be bald as a woman really does disrupt conventional and societal norms of what is appropriate, what is professional, what is attractive, what is feminine,” she said. “It’s so much more than cosmetic...It takes a real toll.'
TSR also said that 'Ayanna reintroduced a bill Thursday, along with her fellow Massachusetts Rep. James McGovern, on the last day of Alopecia Awareness Month, to pay for wigs for those experiencing hair loss due to medical issues.'
Someone said: 'Thank you @ayannapressley as someone who is battling lung cancer & hair thinning I wish this was available and accessible!'
One other commenter posted this: 'They should for those who are fighting cancer/other diseases that causes hair lost,' and a commenter posted this: 'For cancer survivors/patients and people with alopecia. This isn't a bad idea.'
A fan said: 'That would be great for cancer patients and people with alopecia,' and one otheer follower posted this message: 'This isn’t funny. I agree with her. She talking about folks with conditions.'
One other follower said: 'I wholeheartedly agree with this. Insurance should cover prosthetics for the hair. Coming from a person who suffers from alopecia. It takes and cost lot to get confidence back after losing your hair.'
A person posted this message: 'Some of y’all never seen a woman in pain over losing her hair and it shows it might not seem like much but a lot of women hold their confidence in their hair and it’s heartbreaking.'