Why should getting covered matter to the LGBT community?
Many of us in the LGBT community have long been left out when it comes to health insurance. It has been too hard to find coverage that treats our families fairly, that covers the care we need, and that doesn’t break the bank.
And our health suffers as a result. Our community continues to face significant disparities such as higher rates of tobacco use, abuse and violence, mental and behavioral health issues, and HIV infection.
That’s where the Affordable Care Act comes in. For the first time, there are new affordable options, protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and coverage even if you have a preexisting medical condition. The law may not be perfect – but this is an unprecedented opportunity for our community. And getting covered is the first step. We’re glad you’re Out2Enroll!