In light of the breaking news that the Supreme Court has upheld the entirety of the ACA law (known to most as Obamacare), I thought it valuable to share Land’s article from yesterday’s Huff Post blog.
There are definite benefits to the ACA, especially for LGBTQ youth who suffer disproportionately from health disparities. For the first time, insurance companies will face new requirements that they provide coverage to youth up to 24 years of age under their parents’ insurance. Moreover, they cannot refuse coverage or raise rates due to preexisting conditions, including mental-health conditions. These sorts of coverage provisions make it much easier for LGBTQ youth to get access to medical and mental health care.
Just another of the many reasons to celebrate today’s ruling!