What does the Affordable Care Act mean for LGBTQ health?
For too long, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals have faced obstacles to getting the health care they need. LGBTQ people are more likely to be uninsured, are more likely to experience chronic health problems, and regularly face stigma and discrimination in health care settings. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) makes it easier for LGBTQ people to get affordable care and protects against discrimination so that as a country, we may begin to address health disparities faced by this community.
What do LGBTQ people (and their families, partners, and health care providers) need to know? Here are just a few of ways in which things have changed.