Category Archives: Public Policy

Bad Blood?

What if you could potentially save nearly two million people with a simple regulatory policy change? That question, according to a recent study by Ayako Miyashita and  Gary J. Gates for the UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute, is not rhetorical. Ending … Continue reading

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New LGBT Policies Adopted by the AMA

Announcement from Gay Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA): In GLMA’s second year participating as a voting Delegate in the American Medical Association (AMA) Annual Meeting, the AMA addressed a handful of important issues related to LGBT health. GLMA was capably represented … Continue reading

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#GetCovered

Today marks the first time I have ever used a hash tag, but this topic is extremely important to the LGBT health. The Obama administration has helped end discrimination against LGBT Americans, such as repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and … Continue reading

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Safety Barrier on the Golden Gate Bridge? It’s About Time!

This week in the New York Times, Carol Pogash reported that the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District is nearing agreement to build a safety net on the Golden Gate Bridge. It seems that finally, the public health hazard … Continue reading

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March 31st – Open Enrollment for the ACA Ends

You may be thinking that health care coverage is not as high a priority for our communities as other pressing issues on the table, but in fact, health is a major challenge.  Here is an infographic developed by Out2Enroll that emphasizes this … Continue reading

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