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Expanding Support Systems for Socially Isolated LGBT and American Indian Seniors

Elderly woman and LGBT prideAdequate social and economic support is essential to ensure the economic security, health, and well-being of vulnerable seniors and their caregivers.

by Laura E. Durso, Katherine Gallagher Robbins, Ashe McGovern, Shabab Ahmed Mirza, Jackie Odum | Thursday, September 1, 2016

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

Restoring the Balance

Supreme Court book_alt2 icon Report One year after Hobby Lobby, state legislators, organizations, and for-profit corporations are using religious liberty to infringe on the rights of women, religious minorities, and LGBT people.

by Carolyn Davis, Laura E. Durso, Carmel Martin | Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Disability Justice Is LGBT Justice: A Conversation with Movement Leaders

LGBt and disability justice advocatesThe LGBT and disability movements have both seen tremendous progress in the past decades—but much work remains. In this podcast, movement leaders discuss the personal and political intersections of the work that lies ahead.

by Emmett Patterson, Margaret Hughes, Andrew Cray, Hannah Hussey | Thursday, July 30, 2015

Their Baby Was Denied Access to Care Because They Are Gay

play_alt icon Video LGBT couple Krista and Jami Contreras discuss what happened when they took their infant daughter to the pediatrician for the first time.

by Andrew Satter and Sarah McBride | Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Infographic: RFRA Repercussions

Overly broad state religious freedom restoration acts, or RFRAs, threaten true religious freedom and could have far-reaching negative consequences.

by Donna Barry, Billy Corriher, Carolyn Davis, Chester Hawkins, Lauren Kokum, Sarah McBride | Thursday, May 7, 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

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

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

Why the LGBT Community Still Needs the Ryan White Program

President Barack ObamaIn light of the increasing HIV incidence rates among MSM and transgender women, supporting the reauthorization of the Ryan White program should be a priority for the LGBT community.

by Preston Mitchum | Monday, July 8, 2013