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LGBT Folks Lack Health Coverage

By Christiana Lilly | Sunday Sep 28, 2014
LGBT people are more likely than their straight peers to not have health insurance, according to a new study.

Allstate Releases Pro-Gay Ad Campaign for Pride Month

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jun 19, 2014
Allstate Insurance has released a new gay-inclusive ad campaign just in time for Pride Month, as part of a larger campaign that asks users to submit photos of themselves "showing affection out in public."

Deadline Brings High Interest For Health Insurance

By Judy Lin | Tuesday Apr 1, 2014
A blizzard, jammed phone lines and unreliable websites failed to stop throngs of procrastinating Americans from trying to sign up for health coverage by the midnight Monday deadline for President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy initiative.

New Health Insurance Rights for Same-Sex Couples

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Sunday Mar 16, 2014
The Obama administration is spelling out new health insurance rights for same-sex couples.

Blue Cross to Offer Gay NC Couples Family Policies

Wednesday Jan 29, 2014
North Carolina’s largest insurer is reversing course and now says it will offer family coverage to same-sex married couples and domestic partners in new policies.

Uninsured Rate Drops as Health Law Rolls Out

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Friday Jan 24, 2014
The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index found that the uninsured rate for U.S. adults dropped by 1.2 percentage points in January, to 16.1 percent. That would translate to roughly 2 million to 3 million people gaining coverage.

Obamacare Enrollment for LGBTs

By Lindsay King- Miller | Monday Jan 6, 2014
Hoping the Affordable Care Act will close the "health care gap," the National LGBT Health Education Center at The Fenway Institute has partnered with the Center for American Progress to release "Optimizing LGBT Health Under the Affordable Care Act."

Federal Health Market Surpasses 1 Million Signups

By Josh Lederman | Sunday Dec 29, 2013
Of the more than 1.1 million people now enrolled for Obamacare, nearly 1 million signed up in December, with the majority coming in the week before a pre-Christmas deadline for coverage to start in January.

Last-Minute Insurance Shoppers Get One-Day Extension

By Carla K. Johnson | Tuesday Dec 24, 2013
Anticipating heavy traffic on the government’s health care website, the Obama administration extended Monday’s deadline for signing up for insurance by a day, giving Americans in 36 states more time to select a plan.

Health Exchange Rollout Gets Poor Reviews

By Jennifer Agiesta and Nancy Benac | Friday Oct 11, 2013
Among the uninsured -- a key audience for the health exchanges -- 42 percent said they didn’t know enough to judge how well the rollout had gone, suggesting an ongoing lack of awareness about the program in its early days.