RWV-NY Outreach Team Helps LGBT Individuals Get the Insurance and Care They Need

Posted June, 24 2016 by Taylor Frazier

Guest blog by Caroline Davidson, LGBT Outreach Intern for Raising Women’s Voices-NY. LGBT health coverage and care have improved in recent years, but a surprising number of individuals still are unaware or unsure of how to apply for coverage. Once insured, LGBT people can have trouble finding LGBT-competent providers, and can encounter other roadblocks and […]

HHS Final Rule on Discrimination is Out

Posted May, 13 2016 by Amanda Dunker

By: Ali Harris, LGBT Program Coordinator, Raising Women’s Voices – New York Today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the final rule on Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in certain health programs. One of […]

HCFANY Celebrates LGBT Week of Action for Enrollment

Posted December, 10 2015 by Hannah Lupien

Welcome to National LGBT Week of Action for Enrollment! The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the White House, Out2Enroll and partners across the country and New York State are collaborating this week to reach uninsured LGBT people and get them enrolled in health insurance for 2016. The deadline to apply for coverage […]

LGBT Task Force Examining Transgender Insurance Coverage

Posted September, 30 2015 by Hannah Lupien

Guest post: Lois Uttley, Director, Raising Women’s Voices – NY   The NYS Department of Financial Services issued a Circular Letter in December 2014 requiring private health insurance plans in our state to cover all medically-necessary care for treatment of gender dysphoria. With the one-year anniversary of this policy approaching, the LGBT Task Force of […]