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Fenway Health: LGBT People Living with HIV Have Much at Stake in Health Care Reform

Health
Since 2013, the rate of uninsurance among lesbian, gay, and bisexual people (LGB) decreased from 21.7 percent to 11.1 percent, which is larger than the decrease in uninsurance among the non-LGB population. ...
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Transgender Employees in California Protected Under New Equal Benefit Law

Politics
California Governor Jerry Brown signed a landmark bill Wednesday that protects transgender people who work for companies doing business with state agencies. ...
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Mutual of Omaha Sued for Denying Gay Man Insurance Access to PrEP

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Health
This is the first lawsuit in the country challenging discrimination against a person on PrEP. ...
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Report: Denying Medical Coverage to Transgender Subscribers Detrimental to Insurers

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Health
As a result of being denied insurance coverage for transition-related medical care, 35 percent of survey respondents reported needing psychotherapy. ...
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New Federal Rules Proposed to End Insurance Discrimination Against Transgender People

Health
The proposed rules clarify that individuals cannot be denied health care or health care coverage based on their sex, including their gender identity. ...
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Bill Requires Equal Medical Coverage and Benefits for Transgender Employees of State Contractors

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A bill was introduced that prohibits state agencies from doing business with companies that discriminate against employees based on gender identity. ...
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Grocery Chain Publix Adds Benefits for Same-Sex Employees

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Publix is offering same-sex marriage benefits to its employees who are legally married anywhere that same-sex marriages are legal, regardless of residence. ...
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Cuomo: Gender Reassignment Surgery Must be Covered by Insurance

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The new rule bars insurance companies from denying medically necessary care because the treatment is for gender dysphoria. ...
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Washington State Requires Health Insurance Parity for Gay Spouses

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Washington state officials issued a letter to insurance and businesses saying health benefits must be provided to same-sex spouses and heterosexual spouses. ...
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