Will Medicaid Pay for Toupées?
If H.R. 1142 passes, it will.
The bill would require States to provide “hair prostheses” under the Medicaid Program for people diagnosed with alopecia areata, sometimes called “spot baldness.” It affects 0.1%–0.2% of humans, both males and females, and in 1%–2% of cases, it can spread to the entire scalp or the entire body.
I’m pretty sure “hair prostheses” means toupées and wigs.
That’s right: Medicaid might pay for toupées.
Here’s the current vote on H.R. 1142. Click to vote, comment, learn more, or edit the wiki article about the bill.