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  • $1,000 Pill Now Hepatitis C Treatment of Choice

    A $1,000-per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans.

  • Blue Cross Cuts Family Policies for Gay NC Couples

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ North Carolina's largest insurer has cancelled family insurance policies sold to 20 gay and lesbian couples on a federal insurance marketplace because of restrictive contract language the company plans to remove next year.

  • Couples' Fear Of Discrimination In Health Crises Loom In Indiana, Wisconsin Gay Marriage Cases

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The rights of same-sex couples during medical emergencies will loom large when a federal appeals court considers a case targeting gay-marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin.

  • Feds Ease Rules on Same-Sex Health Care Tax Breaks

    The Obama administration is letting legally married same-sex couples claim some health care tax benefits for this year.

  • Gay Couples Find Uneven Access to Health Insurance

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Nearly every day for three months, Carl Bechdel had to make calls or send emails to try to get family insurance coverage for his husband and himself under President Barack Obama's landmark health law.

  • How Obamacare Helps the LGBT Community

    Since taking office, President Obama and his Administration have taken significant steps to advance equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. You’ve probably heard of many of these accomplishments: repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” prohibiting anti-LGBT discrimination in hospitals and in housing, promoting international LGBT human rights, standing up against DOMA and then implementing the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor.

  • New Insurance Rights for Same-Sex Couples

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Addressing gay and lesbian concerns, the Obama administration Friday moved to expand health insurance access for same-sex couples and close a loophole that threatened to leave some HIV/AIDS patients without coverage.

  • OpEd: CDC Health Study Shows Doctors Discriminate Against Gays

    A southern California gay man recently filed a lawsuit against his healthcare provider for ignoring his request for them to remove a discriminatory diagnosis they placed in his medical record. They listed Matthew Moore's "homosexual behavior" as a "chronic problem," a diagnosis which has not existed since 1973.