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LGBT People of Color Need More Than Health Insurance
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LGBT People of Color Need More Than Health Insurance

Jeff Krehely explains that a nation's health care system needs to do a better job treating the real needs of all its patients, including LGBT people who are racial and ethnic minorities.

The health care debate is still raging across the country, and ensuring that it moves forward so that all Americans have access to affordable and high-quality health insurance is a critical first step. But acquiring and keeping health insurance coverage is only half the battle for millions of Americans.

New research from the Center for American Progress, for example, shows that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people have health care needs and challenges that are starkly different from the rest of the population. The research also shows that racial and ethnic minorities who are lesbian, gay or bisexual face some of the greatest health care challenges in our country.

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Jeff Krehely

Senior Vice President, Domestic Policy

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