New group helping LGBT community enroll in ACA insurance plans

Posted on 20 Dec 2013 at 11:46am

Rudolph_1_2659Under the Affordable Care Act, you must enroll by Dec. 23 to be covered with health insurance from the online marketplace by Jan. 1.

Out2Enroll.org is a coalition of groups formed to get the LGBT community to enroll in healthcare through the online marketplace. The website answers questions like: Can I enroll in family coverage with my same-sex partner?

A disproportionate part of the LGBT community has been uninsured. Among the reasons are companies, especially smaller companies, not offering the healthcare benefits to families of gay and lesbian employees they offer to heterosexual employees.

The Out2Enroll website has a good explanation of the change in coverage for the trans community now that being transgender is no longer a preexisting condition.

To grab some attention, Out2Enroll produced a commercial. It’s hot and funny, and it’s pissing off the right wing. Take a look:

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