Washington Blade | October 23, 2015Read the Publication
Two Supreme Court rulings this summer helped assure that the lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) community reaches health care equality with their non-LGB peers.
The King v. Burwell case upheld the federal subsidies created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to help all income-eligible people access affordable private plan insurance in the ACA’s health care marketplaces. Consequently, nearly nine out of 10 LGB adults (88.9 percent) now have some form of health insurance up from just 78.2 percent before the ACA was implemented. These gains mirror those made across other segments of the population.