LGBT and the ACA

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Interesting Washington Post article discusses the challenge faced by LGBT Americans and health insurance. It turns out that a disproportionate number of LGBT Americans are uninsured and qualify for federal premium subsidies to help buy coverage. The Obama administration is ramping up efforts to increase awareness so that more LGBT Americans get enrolled before the end of the year. Some of the reasons for this disparity include such things as same-sex partners not qualifying as family members for employer=based insurance plans or being fired because of sexual orientation or gender identity.

See the White House infographic on the Affordable Care Act’s benefits for the LGBT community below:

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