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Optimizing LGBT Health Under the Affordable Care Act: Strategies for Health Centers

November 2013 | National LGBT Health Education Center; Center for American Progress

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"Research has shown that same-sex couples and their children are more likely to lack health insurance compared to families headed by heterosexual couples."

This brief explains how the Affordable Care Act will benefit LGBT Americans, particularly through better
data collection, stronger nondiscrimination policies, a new essential health benefits standard and other
insurance reforms, and coverage expansions. It also makes policy suggestions for health centers to better serve LGBT people. 


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