Health care reform taking an extra step for inclusion of LGBT community

Health Care Reform

Efforts being made to make sure that the Affordable Care Act applies to transgender people. The Department of Health and Human Services has recently released a letter that has been hailed by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocates, and that has clarified certain health care reform provisions that prohibit sex discrimination that is currently experienced by transgender people through their coverage. The HHS has stated that it is discriminatory for these individuals to be denied coverage. This regulation applies to both employers and insurers, who, based on the health…

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