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How the Affordable Care Act Can Help Same-Sex Couples

Rally in support of health insurance for the partners of gay employeesAs 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.

by Andrew Cray and Kellan Baker | Friday, April 26, 2013

Addressing Gay and Transgender and HIV/AIDS Issues in Health Care Reform

As we move to implement the Affordable Care Act in its entirety, we must be sure to consider how the law will affect gay and transgender Americans and people with HIV, as discussed at a recent CAP event.

by Kellan Baker and Christopher Frost | Friday, March 22, 2013

Despite 20 Years of Progress, Family and Medical Leave Act Fails to Protect Gay and Transgender Families

Family and Medical Leave ActThe Family and Medical Leave Act exists to protect workers from having to choose between caring for a loved one and keeping a job. But under current federal law, the act fails to provide sufficient protections for gay and transgender workers and their families.

by Crosby Burns and Kellan Baker | Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Ending Gay and Transgender Health Disparities

Kellan Baker interviews Dr. Claire Pomeroy and Dr. Edward Callahan about improving the health of gay and transgender Americans.

by Kellan Baker | Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Ensuring Benefits Parity and Gender Identity Nondiscrimination in Essential Health Benefits

An explanation of benefits form article icon Issue Brief Transgender Americans and other underserved populations must be taken into account when states formulate their essential health benefits standards.

by Kellan Baker and Andrew Cray | Thursday, November 15, 2012

Why Gay and Transgender Workers and Families Need Paid Sick Days

Women for Paid Sick Days rally article icon Issue Brief For millions of workers, including many gay and transgender workers, the lack of paid sick days threatens their health, the health of their families, and their ability to earn a living.

by Kellan Baker and Crosby Burns | Monday, November 5, 2012

FAQ: Collecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data

Form article icon Issue Brief Better data collection will help policymakers and advocates better understand and address health disparities affecting the LGBT community.

by Kellan Baker and Andrew Cray | Tuesday, October 16, 2012

FAQ: Health Insurance Needs for Transgender Americans

A transgender person in a therapy session article icon 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.

by Andrew Cray and Kellan Baker | Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Fighting for Survival

article icon Issue Brief Kellan Baker explains why the gay and transgender community should care about the pending Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act.

by Kellan Baker | Thursday, June 21, 2012

Interactive Quiz: How the Affordable Care Act Benefits Gay and Transgender Individuals

cursor icon Interactive Learn how health reform is helping gay and transgender individuals and their families.

by Kellan Baker and Crosby Burns | Thursday, March 29, 2012

Top 10 Things Health Reform Does for Gay and Transgender Americans

Kellan Baker shows how the Affordable Care Act is making a difference for LGBT Americans.

by Kellan Baker | Monday, March 26, 2012

Gathering Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data in Health IT

Kellan Baker on how data collection can help LGBT health care providers better address health disparities.

by Kellan Baker | Thursday, February 9, 2012

Giving Visibility to Gay and Transgender Health Care

CAP’s Jeff Krehely and Kellan Baker interview Brad Clark, Executive Director of One Colorado, about One Colorado’s report on gay and transgender health care in the Centennial State and its national implications.

by Kellan Baker and Jeff Krehely | Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Super Committee Cuts Could Lead to Worse Health for Gay and Transgender Americans

Kellan Baker and Zach Britt argue that the committee needs to take a balanced approach to deficit reduction to avoid exacerbating health disparities in gay and transgender communities.

by Kellan Baker and Zach Britt | Friday, November 18, 2011

Winning a Healthier Future

The Health Equity and Accountability Act takes steps to address inequality, close disparities, and build a healthier society, writes Kellan Baker.

by Kellan Baker | Thursday, September 29, 2011