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New York AG takes on transgender discrimination in health care

| Friday, May 15, 2015
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New York's attorney general has started a program to ensure transgender individuals have equal access to health care.

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Maryland Senate OKs artificial insemination healthcare bill for same-sex couples

| Tuesday, March 24, 2015
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Female same-sex couples in Maryland would have the same health care benefits for artificial insemination as heterosexual couples, under a bill passed by the state Senate.

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Mississippi town rescinds health coverage for unmarried domestic partners

| Thursday, January 8, 2015
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Starkville, Miss., aldermen voted 5-2 Tuesday night to rescind the insurance plan that had been in effect since last fall.

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Florida-based supermarket chain to offer benefits to married, same-sex couples

| Tuesday, December 30, 2014
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Publix is expanding spouse coverage for its health, dental and vision benefit plans to associates who are married in any state where same-sex marriages are legal, regardless of the associates’ state of residence.

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Consumer group sues Aetna, says policy discriminates against HIV patients

| Friday, December 26, 2014
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The lawsuit alleges a new policy violates the privacy of people with HIV and AIDS by requiring them to get their medications from its mail-order pharmacy.

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LGBT Americans face greater social, economic disparities in South, Midwest, Mountain states

| Thursday, December 18, 2014
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The Williams Institute reviews social climate, demographic, economic and health indicators, and highlights disparities between states with and without LGBT non-discrimination laws.

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New York officials propose coverage for transgender healthcare under Medicaid

| Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Proposed regulations would cover hormone therapy and sex reassignment surgery for low-income New Yorkers under the state's Medicaid program.

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Blue Cross extends coverage to married same-sex couples in Alabama

| Sunday, December 14, 2014
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Despite Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage, the coverage extends to those married out-of-state in order to comply with a federal rule.

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Medicare, Medicaid propose new rules to recognize same-sex spouses

| Thursday, December 11, 2014
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The new regulations would revise language to ensure terms like "spouse" and "representative" include gay and lesbian spouses for the purposes of healthcare visitation and decision-making.

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Path to financial stability, long-term care for aging LGBT individuals starts now

| Sunday, October 19, 2014
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The lack of clarity on what the future may hold is compounded by the fact that unlike their heterosexual peers, LGBT seniors often lack traditional family support systems, which heightens their need to create long-term plans for their future… Most of these individuals will derive no benefit from the new marriage equality rules, as many do not have a legal spouse present to execute their end-of-life plans....

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