If you don't currently have insurance, during open enrollment – which starts TODAY and runs through March 31, 2014 – it’ll be easier to get affordable health insurance. We put together a list of FAQs to help answer any questions you may have about open enrollment
. You can also visit www.healthcare.gov to learn more.
There are many reasons that the LGBT community should be excited about the benefits of Obamacare and open enrollment. Here are 5 things we think you should know:
- Insurance companies are no longer allowed to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. We found in our study “Injustice at Every Turn
” that 28% of transgender Americans have postponed medical care due to discrimination. The Affordable Care Act should put a stop to this discrimination. If you do experience discrimination, you can file a complaint with the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights. If you are denied a claim because of who you are, you can appeal it.