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Transgender Insurance Exclusions Lifted in Maryland

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Nov 28
The majority of Maryland's transgender residents will be able to have medically necessary health care treatments covered by insurance, following a groundbreaking announcement by FreeState Legal.

Medicaid Expansion Again Looms Large in States

While 27 states and the District of Columbia chose to expand Medicaid eligibility to 138 percent of the federal poverty level by the end of 2014, more states are likely to consider expansion in 2015.

Battle for Mental Health Treatment Coverage

HEALTH | Dec 16
On Sunday, "60 Minutes" revealed how some insurance companies decide to deny coverage for mentally ill patients, with tragic consequences for the patient or to their communities.

HIV Orgs Challenge Insurer Restrictions to HCV Treatment

AIDS | By EDGE | Oct 1
The American Academy of HIV Medicine and the HIV Medicine Association are challenging new health plan cost control policies barring many qualified HIV care providers from prescribing meds that treat hepatitis C.

LGBT Folks Lack Health Coverage

HEALTH | By Christiana Lilly | Sep 28
LGBT people are more likely than their straight peers to not have health insurance, according to a new study.

Allstate Releases Pro-Gay Ad Campaign for Pride Month

CORPORATE | By Winnie McCroy | Jun 19
Allstate Insurance has released a new gay-inclusive ad campaign just in time for Pride Month, as part of a larger campaign that asks users to submit photos of themselves "showing affection out in public."

Deadline Brings High Interest For Health Insurance

NATIONAL | By Judy Lin | Apr 1
A blizzard, jammed phone lines and unreliable websites failed to stop throngs of procrastinating Americans from trying to sign up for health coverage by the midnight Monday deadline for President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy initiative.

New Health Insurance Rights for Same-Sex Couples

NATIONAL | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Mar 16
The Obama administration is spelling out new health insurance rights for same-sex couples.

Blue Cross to Offer Gay NC Couples Family Policies

FAMILY | Jan 29
North Carolina’s largest insurer is reversing course and now says it will offer family coverage to same-sex married couples and domestic partners in new policies.

Uninsured Rate Drops as Health Law Rolls Out

HEALTH | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jan 24
The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index found that the uninsured rate for U.S. adults dropped by 1.2 percentage points in January, to 16.1 percent. That would translate to roughly 2 million to 3 million people gaining coverage.

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