Plans for gay inclusion in Obamacare

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BY WASHINGTON BLADE STAFF
Washington Blade

HOBOKEN, N.J. — The U.S. Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights is working on details of a plan to show how LGBT Americans will have equal access to benefits outlined in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”), the Credit Union Times and one of its sister sites Benefits Pro, reported last week. The Act promises “health care regardless of race, color, national origin, disability, age or gender.”

Based on available numbers, the National Academy of Sciences, in a report released in 2011, agreed that gay and transgender people often face “barriers to equitable health care” and receive substandard care when they seek it.

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