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Kellan Baker Archives

The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on LGBTQ Youth Experiencing Homelessness

protestors for health care in Tennessee article icon Issue Brief New federal rules and state-by-state Medicaid expansion are making health coverage and health care more accessible for LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness.

by Shabab Ahmed Mirza and Kellan Baker | Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Medicaid Program and LGBT Communities: Overview and Policy Recommendations

Jennifer Parrott, a certified nurse practitioner, talks with a doctor article icon Issue Brief As Medicaid celebrates its 51st birthday, recent and future changes to the program can help ensure that its benefits reach everyone who needs them, including LGBT people and their families.

by Kellan Baker, Ashe McGovern, Sharita Gruberg, Andrew Cray | Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data Collection in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

phone bank workers article icon Issue Brief Collecting sexual orientation and gender identity data via BRFSS is an important part of better understanding and addressing the health disparities that affect the LGBT population.

by Kellan Baker and Margaret Hughes | Tuesday, March 29, 2016

How to Collect Data About LGBT Communities

homelessness survey article icon Fact Sheet Collecting more and better data about sexual orientation and gender identity is essential to meet the needs of LGBT people and their families across the United States.

by Kellan Baker, Laura E. Durso, Aaron Ridings | Tuesday, March 15, 2016

In Pursuit of Equal Health

Kellan Baker writes about Medicare's new plan to address health care disparities.

by Kellan Baker | Thursday, September 17, 2015

Filling in the Map: The Need for LGBT Data Collection

Married couple with daughterFederally supported population surveys need to keep up with the growing visibility of LGBT issues by beginning to routinely collect data on sexual orientation and gender identity.

by Kellan Baker and Laura E. Durso | Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Open Doors for All

flags article icon Issue Brief The Affordable Care Act can help address discrimination against LGBT people and their families in health coverage and care—but the law’s protections must clearly include sexual orientation and gender identity.

by Kellan Baker | Thursday, April 30, 2015

Expand LGBT Health Insurance to Improve U.S. HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care

The impact of the Affordable Care Act on AIDS treatment in the United States will depend largely on how the ACA helps LGBT Americans secure the care they need.

by Kellan Baker | Saturday, January 10, 2015

Moving the Needle

Lesbian couple with baby book_alt2 icon Report The Affordable Care Act is making a difference in connecting LGBT people with coverage, but more remains to be done.

by Kellan Baker, Laura E. Durso, Andrew Cray | Monday, November 17, 2014

Do Ask, Do Tell: High Levels of Acceptability by Patients of Routine Collection of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data in Four Diverse American Community Health Centers

Kellan Baker and others study how to ask sexual orientation and gender identity questions in a clinical setting.

by Kellan Baker and others | Monday, September 29, 2014

Best Practices for Asking Questions to Identify Transgender and Other Gender Minority Respondents on Population-Based Surveys

Kellan Baker and others investigate the most effective ways to identify transgender respondents when conducting surveys.

by Kellan Baker and others | Monday, September 29, 2014

Affordable Care Act Outreach: Targeted Communication Strategies for LGBT Communities

I Love Obamacare castThis user-friendly guide presents research-based strategies that will aid health insurance enrollment efforts and consumer outreach to different subgroups of the LGBT population.

by Laura E. Durso, Kellan Baker, Andrew Cray | Friday, November 22, 2013

LGBT Communities and the Affordable Care Act

Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Tom Harkin article icon Issue Brief New insurance options made available through the Affordable Care Act hold great potential for improving the lives of LGBT people, but only if we connect the community with coverage.

by Laura E. Durso, Kellan Baker, Andrew Cray | Thursday, October 10, 2013

Infographic: How New Coverage Options Affect LGBT Communities

The implementation of the Affordable Care Act presents an unprecedented opportunity to help LGBT people and their families get the health insurance coverage and health care they need.

by Kellan Baker, Andrew Cray, Gary J. Gates | Thursday, September 12, 2013

Connecting with Coverage: 4 Things LGBT People Need to Know About the Health Insurance Marketplaces

Stethoscope article icon Issue Brief Here are the top four facts you need to know about what the Marketplaces mean for LGBT communities.

by Kellan Baker | Thursday, September 12, 2013