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Webinar: How the Affordable Care Act helps LGBT people

April 13, 2012
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Want to know what the new health care law — the Affordable Care Act — is doing for you and your family? The Task Force co-hosted a Webinar in March that may answer many of your questions.

Many of us have experienced hostility or ignorance from health care providers, simply because of bias about who we are. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) guarantees that LGBT people can buy health insurance plans that don’t discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Data from the Task Force’s study Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, which was done in collaboration with the National Center for Transgender Equality, shows that 1 in 5 people surveyed have been refused medical care because they were transgender or gender non-conforming. The rates are even higher for people of color.

The Webinar features:
Darlene Nipper, deputy executive director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Kellan Baker, health policy analyst, Center for American Progress
Mayra Alvarez, director, Office of Health Reform, Health & Human Services
Brad Clark, executive director, One Colorado

You can view the webinar on Youtube:

You can read more from Task Force New Beginning Initiative Project Director Brad Jacklin on how LGBT people benefit under the Affordable Care Act in his recent Huffington Post article.

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