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Originally printed 10/3/2013 (Issue 2140 - Between The Lines News)
"Like all Americans, LGBT Americans deserve respectful health care providers and the security of accessible, affordable health care that meets their needs."
Secretary Kathleen Sebelius of the Department of Health and Human Services
"I am now legally married -- but only at some times, and in some places....Why would any rational gay person choose to move to a state that discriminates against them when they could live in states that protect them equally under the law? I would not make that choice."
Nancy Andrews, Detroit Free Press Managing Editor/Digital Media
"The Affordable Care Act will transform how transgender people get the health care needed to live healthy and authentic lives... its nondiscrimination protections apply to health programs and activities receiving federal funds, and to entities and programs established under Title I of the law."
Center for America Progress, release May 2013
"Research shows that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adults are less likely to have health insurance than heterosexual adults. Approximately 82 percent of heterosexual adults have health coverage, while 77 percent of lesbian, gay and bisexual adults and only 52 percent of transgender adults have coverage... The Affordable Care Act addresses disparities in insurance coverage by offering more opportunities for LGBT Americans to obtain health insurance."
National Women's Law Center, release Aug. 6
"It's what we've been waiting for: open enrollment is finally here along with new, affordable health insurance options. Now that October is here, LGBT Americans in every state can begin learning about their coverage options at healthcare.gov."
Statement from Out2Enroll, a collaborative effort of the Sellers Dorsey Foundation, Center for America Progress and the Federal Agencies Project to educate the LGBT community about the ACA
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