LGBT Community Centers Applaud Supreme Court for Helping Reduce LGBT Health Disparities

LGBT HealthLink, The Network for Health Equity

PRESS RELEASE

June 25, 2015

For Immediate Release

Contact: Dr. Scout, (954) 765 – 6024, scout@lgbtcenters.org

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Ft. Lauderdale, FL – This morning’s Supreme Court ruling in favor of Obamacare is solid progress in the battle to reduce persistent LGBT health disparities.

“LGBT people being chronically underinsured and uninsured is a fundamental piece of the pattern of well documented health disparities in our communities. The Supreme Court didn’t just decide to uphold a broad health law, they decided to uphold the single policy decision which has done the most to provide accessible medical care to LGBT people,” said Dr. Scout, the Director of CenterLink’s health arm, LGBT HealthLink. LGBT people have a constellation of health disparities including: smoking more, higher levels of mental health problems, other substance abuse issues, and lower levels of cancer screenings; all of these problems are aggravated by barriers to accessing healthcare.

“The hundreds of LGBT community…

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