ACTION ALERT: Help Ensure Health Care Reform Includes LGBT Families!

Tell Your Representative to Vote YES on
Affordable Health Care for America Act

We are at an unprecedented point in the process of national health
care reform: the House of Representatives plans to vote TOMORROW,
November 7, on its reform bill, the Affordable Health Care for
America Act (H.R. 3962).

It is crucial for LGBT families that this bill passes with a strong
majority. The House bill includes numerous provisions that are key
to the health and well-being of LGBT families, including:

  • data collection that includes sexual orientation and gender
    identity, which is foundational to understanding the needs of the
    LGBT community
  • strict prohibitions on discrimination in health care and
    insurance coverage
  • an end to unequal taxation of domestic partner health
  • funding for comprehensive sex education
  • a strong public option that greatly expands coverage

The LGBT community is the un- and under-insured. We are families
with children, seniors and youth, women, people of color,
immigrants, people living with HIV and AIDS, and transgender
people. We are too often discriminated against by insurance
companies and health care providers and denied the care that we
need. The status quo harms our community and our families; we
deserve to be part of the nation’s blueprint for reform.

Tell your Representatives to pass LGBT-inclusive health care reform
NOW. CALL your Representatives using the toll-free number
1-877-264-4226 and ask them to support the Affordable Health Care
for America Act.
Follow this link to find your Representative’s
contact information

Sample Message:

I live
in Representative_______’s state. I am calling to ask
Representative ___________ to support the Affordable Health Care
for America Act, HR 3962. This bill will reduce discrimination in
health care and insurance coverage and improve access and care for
LGBT families. LGBT families deserve to be part of this nation’s
blueprint for health care reform. Please help pass this