miércoles, 25 de marzo de 2015

LGBT Health Awareness Week – The Affordable Care Act is Working For You

Dept. of Health & Human Services
Mar 25, 2015
By: Sylvia Mathews Burwell, HHS Secretary
Every day here at HHS, we work hard to ensure that all Americans have the building blocks to lead healthy and productive lives.  That is especially important for groups that have unique health needs or have traditionally been underserved, like the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. This week is LGBT Health Awareness Week, and I wanted to take the opportunity to highlight the progress we’ve made in our work to ensure LGBT Americans have the same rights and protections as other Americans.
Over the last few months, we’ve been focused on getting people signed up through the Health Insurance Marketplace. After another successful Open Enrollment period, millions have gained access to health care coverage – some for the very first time. While there is more to be done, the evidence is clear – the Affordable Care Act is working and delivering  access, affordability and quality. Since several of the Affordable Care Act’s coverage provisions began to take effect in 2010, about 16.4 million uninsured people have received coverage. That’s the largest reduction of the uninsured in four decades.
LGBT Health Awareness Week. March 23-27, 2015.
So what does all this mean for those in the LGBT community?
We know that, on average, LGBT Americans suffer from higher rates of cancer, obesity, tobacco use, HIV/AIDS and mental illness than the rest of the nation. Five years after the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, we know we’ve made real progress.
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