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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."

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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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