Task Force to Co-Host LGBT Affordable Health Care Webinar

 The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the Center for American Progress will be holding a webinar this Thursday, March 22nd, to help explain the impacts of the federal health care reform law on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families.

According to a Facebook note from Pam Spaulding,”Findings from reports such as “Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey” and “How to Close the LGBT Health Disparities Gap” repeatedly show that LGBT people face a higher incidence of health disparities and greater discrimination in health care settings across their lifespan. There are also fewer financial and community resources to tackle the serious health issues facing LGBT people and their families, making health care reform even more important. ”

Spaulding reports, “Mayra Alvarez, director of public health policy in the HHS Office of Health Reform; Darlene Nipper, deputy executive director at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force; Kellan Baker, Health Policy Analyst at the Center for American Progress; and Brad Clark, executive director at One Colorado,” will explain how individuals can, “maximize the benefits of the law for themselves, their families, and their communities.”

The presentations will be followed by a Question and Answer session.

The event will help mark the second anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

The free webinar will be held Thursday afternoon from 12:00-1:00 pm MST and it’s open to the public.

Click HERE to register to participate.

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