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Matthew Heinz

MD, Director of Provider Outreach and Director of LGBT Outreach at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 

Making Health Care Coverage More Accessible and Equitable For Same-Sex Couples

On March 14, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services took one more step toward making health care coverage more accessible and equitable for married same-sex couples. Already, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, more than 4.2 million people have signed up for private health insurance plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Marketplace plans…

How Obamacare Helps the LGBT Community

Since taking office, President Obama and his Administration have taken significant steps to advance equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. You’ve probably heard of many of these accomplishments: repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” prohibiting anti-LGBT discrimination in hospitals and in housing, promoting international LGBT human rights, standing up against DOMA and…