Demand Medicaid Expansion at Cover Georgia Day

Join Georgia Equality and partners at Cover Georgia Day this Thursday (February 28) from 8:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. to encourage lawmakers to expand Medicaid to give low-income Georgians coverage. According to C...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, March 10

1. The man who gunned down an unarmed gay man in the West Village in 2013 was convicted of murder on Wednesday and faces up to life in prison. The murder was deemed a hate crime. 2. “I never...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Dec. 12

1. The Obama administration announced a proposed rule yesterday that would ensure medical care for those in same-sex marriages regardless of whether they live in a state where gay marriage is legal (ah-hem). ...
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‘Out 2 Enroll’ resource to help LGBT people navigate ‘Obamacare’

An effort to educate and raise awareness among LGBT people about the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, begins in earnest next month when the law goes into effect.

A new program, Out 2 Enroll, will be unveiled Oct. 11 on National Coming Out Day ― which also  happens to be the weekend of Atlanta Pride ― via its website at www.out2enroll.org and will be a resource for LGBT seeking help in maneuvering the new law during open enrollment. The ACA sets up online marketplaces, also known as exchanges, for people to study and then buy insurance from.

Out 2 Enroll is a collaboration between the Sellers Dorsey Foundation, the Center for American Progress and the Federal Agencies Project and was discussed at a recent White House briefing where several Atlanta LGBT advocates were invited to attend to learn more about the Affordable Care Act.

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Georgia Equality to help spread the word on healthcare reform

Georgia Equality, the state's largest LGBT advocacy organization, announced today its partnership with Georgians for a Healthy Future to conduct a series of health-oriented outreach events.

The goal of the partnership, according to Georgia Equality, is to help facilitate healthcare reform while working toward expanding Medicaid.

Georgians for a Healthy Future is a health-oriented organization that lobbies for quality, affordable healthcare for all Georgians. Founded in 2008, the organization regularly hosts seminars and meetings with organizational and business leaders in the state.