Issue Brief Many transgender people lack health insurance and face discrimination from health care companies. Certain states are taking steps to prevent discrimination, and on the national level, the Affordable Care Act prohibits insurance discrimination.
As we continue to implement key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, we should ensure that the law helps same-sex couples and their families get the insurance coverage and health care that they need.
The HIV Organ Policy Equity, or HOPE, Act represents a positive step forward for sensible HIV and health policy by removing outdated barriers to common-sense procedures for the donation of life-saving organs.
A case study of the Oregon Insurance Division shows how statutes already on the books in every state give state policymakers the authority to end antitransgender discrimination in health insurance.
Instead of House Republicans spending $3 million defending the Defense of Marriage Act, there are a number of better areas in which the money could be spent.
Issue Brief It is essential that all people—transgender or not—be given access to official documents that accurately reflect each individual’s gender identity and that respect the rights belonging to each of us as humans.
Report With the current fiscal showdown and sequestration looming, gay and transgender Americans may be caught in the middle of budget cuts and tax hikes unless we work together to minimize the harm to this group of Americans.
Issue Brief Transgender Americans and other underserved populations must be taken into account when states formulate their essential health benefits standards.
Issue Brief Better data collection will help policymakers and advocates better understand and address health disparities affecting the LGBT community.
Issue Brief Transgender health issues and the obstacles that transgender people face in accessing insurance coverage for even the most basic health care needs are widespread and must be addressed.
Issue Brief Last year’s repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was a significant step forward for equality in the U.S. military, but change is needed to ensure gay and transgender veterans receive the heath care they deserve.
Donation limitations for men who have sex with men promote homophobic attitudes and inaccurate assumptions about gay men that prevent progress in the development of evidence-based policies and standards.
Andrew Cray is a Policy Analyst for LGBT Progress at American Progress. His work includes advocating for LGBT inclusion and engagement in state implementation of the Affordable Care Act, raising awareness of health insurance policies that improve coverage for LGBT families, LGBT-inclusive data collection, and improving outcomes and support for LGBT youth. Prior to joining [...]