MTPC’s Reaction to the Affordable Care Act Being Upheld

“A major impact of the Court’s decision is the 129 million people with pre-existing conditions and millions of families, including LGBT families, will have the security of affordable health coverage. We have seen this work here in Massachusetts, for example the Department of Public Health’s 2009 survey of LGBT adults found that 98.6%, of gay and lesbian respondents, 94.1%, of bisexual respondents and 92.3% of transgender respondents reporting having private or public health insurance since passage of Massachusetts health care act.  In my opinion, this ruling translates into more of our community and our neighbors across the country having the opportunity to stay healthy and get the care they need, all of which positively benefits our nation as a whole,” said Gunner Scott, executive director of the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition.

For more information on the Court’s Ruling and the Affordable Care Act visit www.whitehouse.gov

 

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