Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (or “Obamacare”), more LGBTQ Asian Americans, South Asians, Southeast Asians, and Pacific Islanders have health insurance than ever before. The uninsured rate for low- and middle-income LGBTQ people has dropped by an overwhelming 35%. That means access to health care we need, from life-saving HIV drugs to gender affirming health services.
Trumps’ sabotage attempts have failed. The Affordable Care Act is stronger than ever. There are more insurers than before, prices are stable, and 8 in 10 people get a discount on their premiums. In fact, most people can find health insurance for under $75/month.
Plus, you can still expect to be treated fairly and protected from discrimination in health insurance AND health care. We know the headlines are confusing—and our community is under attack—but nothing has changed when it comes to health care. You should never face be mistreated simply for being who you are.
What do you need to know:
- HealthCare.gov is open for business beginning on November 1st. The FINAL DEADLINE to enroll in health insurance is December 15th. If you do not enroll during this time, you may be locked out of health insurance until 2019. Make sure you and your loved ones have health insurance—if not, head to HealthCare.gov now.
- You can get free, LGBTQ-friendly help from someone who understands their health insurance questions. Make an appointment today.
- HealthCare.gov is the only place you can get financial help and true coverage. Don’t get duped by a junk plan—get your coverage at HealthCare.gov.
Don’t forget—the LAST DAY to enroll in health insurance is December 15th. Let’s take pride in our health this year and make sure we all #GetCovered
Spread the word. Post images below, and translations in various Asian languages on social media, and make sure your loved ones are insured.
To learn more, visit Out2Enroll, the national campaign to empower LGBTQ individuals and communities to get access to health care.