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LGBT-competent doctors few and far between

U.S. academic faculty practices lack lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)-competent physicians, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health.

Latest Aetna marketing campaign targets LGBT community

Aetna is using mobile apps, print ads and its new "Diversity & Inclusion"  website to help current and prospective lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender customers find insurance products and healthcare providers that fit their needs.

CMS proposed rule would require all hospitals to recognize gay marriage

As same-sex marriage rights expand around the country, it's time for medical facilities to follow suit when it comes to the rights of patients and their spouses, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has proposed.

LGBT advocates: Tie Medicare, Medicaid money to nondiscrimination policies

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is calling on the federal government to require that hospitals receiving Medicare and Medicaid money adopt policies banning discrimination against patients based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Same-sex couples fight for ACA family coverage

Legally-married same-sex couples aren't receiving consistent treatment under the Affordable Care Act when it comes to individual market health plan enrollment, Kaiser Health News  reported.

LGBT health insurance barriers recede

The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community has expanded access to health insurance, thanks in part to the Affordable Care Act and the rejection of the Defense of Marriage Act, according to a new issue brief by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Study: Only small portion of transgender patients seek emergency care

Only 71 percent of transgender patients with self-reported need for care were able to get it in the ER, possibly because of perceptions, discrimination or poor care, according to a study published in  Annals of Emergency Medicine.

Report: Hospitals, VA medical centers improve LGBT patient-centered care

The number of U.S. hospital and healthcare facilities deemed leaders in healthcare equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) patients, visitors and employees has jumped 199 percent this year to 212, according to a new report from the Human Rights Campaign.

EHR rollout could be problematic for LGBT patients

Electronic health records could create additional complexities for providers when treating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) patients, according to a recent report by nonprofit independent news organization  Truthout.

More hospitals protect gay patients--but not staff--from discrimination

On the heels of New York's recent legalization of same-sex marriage comes a report that a growing number of U.S. hospitals are protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) patients