ACA Implementation Resource Guide for LGBTQ Advocates
The Coalition introduces the following “ACA Implementation Resource Guide for LGBTQ Advocates”. With this Guide, LGBTQ advocates, consumers, and policymakers now have instant access to essential reports, analyses, updates, resources, advocacy tips, and other state-by-state information regarding the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
With most key provisions of the ACA coming into effect by the end of 2014, LGBTQ advocates have a unique opportunity to influence their states’ decisions over Medicaid expansion, the determination of Essential Health Benefits, and the design of new health plan Exchanges – or marketplaces. The Coalition looks forward to working with HHS, as well as with advocates here in D.C. and across the country to ensure that implementation of these key ACA provisions is thoroughly LGBTQ-inclusive. Please direct all inquires to Sr. Policy Associate Joseph Jefferson.
Affordable Care Act (ACA) Implementation Resource Guide
For LGBT Consumers, Advocates, and Policymakers
Affordable Care Act Basics:
Get an introduction to the ACA:
Understand what the ACA means for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Americans:
Learn more about the ACA implementation timeline:
Understand whom the ACA benefits: http://www.communitycatalyst.org/doc_store/publications/Who_ACA_is_helping.pdf
Learn how federal funds have been directed to the states, local governments, employers, community organizations, and other entities to implement provisions in the ACA.