The Affordable Care Act Is Good News for the LGBT Community

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Reforming America’s health insurance system is a massive, multiyear process initiated by the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010. The scale of the changes introduced by the law is unprecedented and will touch the lives of all Americans, including those who have frequently been excluded from health insurance coverage that helps make care affordable when it is needed most. For the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, community in particular, these changes have the potential to dramatically improve access to coverage and care.

Health care reform has many moving parts, and picking out what is important to LGBT individuals and families is not a simple task. CAP’s consumer-friendly fact sheets break down key pieces of the Affordable Care Act, explaining several of the major program and policy changes being made under health care reform and what they mean for the LGBT community. Topics addressed include:

  • Insurance reforms
  • Nondiscrimination
  • Medicaid
  • Marketplaces

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