February 6, 2015 at 7:00 am EST | by Staff reports
Enrollment advocates at work in N.C.

doctor, health, gay news, Washington Blade, Out2enrollCHARLOTTE, N.C. — LGBT enrollment advocates here are working to let residents in Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro and Asheville know they have new options under the Affordable Care Act to enroll in the final weeks of the 2015 sign-ups, the Charlotte Observer reports.

The national Out2Enroll campaign is working with Get Covered America to sign residents up for coverage and make sure they know the Act bans insurers for denying coverage based on pre-existing conditions which kept many HIV-positive and transgender people from getting health insurance, the article says.

Workers have also conducted LGBT sensitivity training for enrollment workers throughout the state.

“Folks don’t think of health care as an equality issue, but in many ways it is,” the Observer quoted Katie Keith of Out2Enroll as having said.

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