Skip to comments.Sebelius: Obamacare opens door wider to gays, AIDS victims
Posted on 12/04/2013 3:41:11 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
On Monday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that Obamacare will place a special focus on members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community because "for too long...[they] were pushed to the side," Paul Bedard reported at the Washington Examiner.
"LGBT individuals have faced limited access to health care and insurance. They have been less likely to get the preventive care they need to stay healthy, they have higher rates of tobacco use, and they are often at increased risk for mental health illness," she said.
To counter this, the administration is drawing attention to new benefits under Obamacare targeted to gays, Bedard said, and will add gender status to health surveys and questionnaires critical in determining services under Obamacare.
"Like all Americans, LGBT Americans deserve respectful health care providers and the security of accessible, affordable health care that meets their needs," Sebelius said.
The announcement coincides with Obama's proclamation of June as LGBT Pride Month.
"As we observe LGBT Pride Month, I am pleased to say that the Department of Health and Human Services continues working hard to make this a reality for the LGBT community," she added.
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America is sinking fast. God help us.
Re-writing the law as they go along. The law is what they say it is.
Yes America is sinking fast. Time to finalize the short list of places to retreat to.
Homosexual men have much more wealth and disposable income - on average - than do straight men or families.
For the list.
Well, there you go.
If ordinary insurance principles were applied, gay men would pay significantly higher premiums, to reflect risks inherent in their ‘lifestyle’.
At risk? Homosexuality is a mental illness.
Our grandparents would already be in the streets.
- All this for a damn fag?
At least she admits it. I am really grief-stricken at what has happened to America.
“Fag” is ambiguous. It’s about the govt evangelizing anal sex.
I have heard, but don’t know, that O-Care will levy huge penalties on smokers and will not cover some things that are deemed related.
So will O’Care levy huge penalties on gays who got AIDS?
“they have higher rates of tobacco use, and they are often at increased risk for mental health illness,”
Then why the HELL are you promoting homosexuality? This is INSANE! They admit its bad for you, yet they demand you affirm it as good!
A high-ranking government official states in a public venue that the Affordable Care act will invidiously discriminate in favor of one discrete, insular group and against the majority, average Americans.
I would say this is extraordinary and shocking for this country, but for this administration it is just more of what we have come to expect, so we are no longer outraged.
Honestly, if he isn’t homosexual, he should be.
I wonder how many homosexuals are members of this administration.
Some pigs are more equal than others.
“Take that, you nasty old right wing Conservative!”
There will be exemptions for favored political groups.
Had enough yet?
Democrats - Ensuring Supremacy Of The Misfit And The Least Fit Since 1935
Hum, Does Obamacare now promote discrimination? Intolerance of straight people? What next, color of skin?
This chick has a short memory. While a piteously small percent of the American population came down with AIDs, a huge, huge amount of money was spent on these people. How many women died of heart disease and cancer while the government frantically tried to cure a disease that would permit sex maniacs to get back to the business of being sex maniacs? Sebelius is a joke worse than Janet Reno.
And how many silk worms died to create those stupid AIDs ribbons that I refused to wear at many a NY party?
This is really idiotic. There are no genetic differences between gays and heteros so there is no need for them to have any different healthcare than anyone else. It also makes it seems like they are a special charity case. If I were gay, this would actually kind of piss me off.
Uhm, I know plenty of homos and their rate of tobacco use and drinking doesn’t appear to be at a higher rate than the rest of the people I know
What if you are gay and a smoker?
No nasty jokes please.
Why are/were homosexuals denied health care?
I have never heard that one before.
And of course they have a higher rate of mental diastase, homosexuality is a disease.
I'm guessing you get an exemption because you've been previously denied access to health care services like smoking cessation programs, so it's not your fault.
GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY GAY sex GAYsex anal sex anal sex...ANAL SEX is ALL THE LEFT THINKS AND CARES ABOUT!!!! DISGUSTING!!!!
Every day, DHS employees around the world work to ensure the security of our country. They work along our borders, in our airports, in federal buildings and throughout the maritime domain. There are also countless DHS employees that Americans dont see. At the DHS Pride Ceremony today, I had the opportunity to speak with and thank some of our LGBT employees for their dedication to our Department and our important mission.
Secretary Napolitano meets with DHS Pride Board of Directors
Over the last three years, we have worked to build One DHS, helping to unify the youngest, and one of the largest, Cabinet agencies. DHS has taken a number of key steps to foster an environment where everyone has the opportunity to advance and thrive. At the Pride Ceremony, I spoke about our commitment to creating a welcoming and inclusive workplace for all employees and the important role groups like DHS Pride have in building that common culture.
We are ever mindful of the significance of our work and the events that gave rise to our department as we continue to strengthen the safety, security, and resilience of our nation. As we look forward, we will continue to work together to address new and emerging challenges while maturing and strengthening the homeland security enterprise.
Homosexual Glory Holes
The Only Drilling Obama Supports
Tyranny of a minority.
Well, if you were gay and a smoker and you announced that you were going to go out and puff on a fag, no one would be entirely certain what you were talking about.
We have obviously been transported into some perverse parallel dimension, probably happened in the early 60’s.
Weth areth inth controlth! Andth you canth stopth usth!
(Cue "We are the Champions" from Queen)
Is this real or satire? It’s just so difficult to tell anymore...
Obama administration begins training homosexual activists around the world
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 6, 2013 (Family Research Council) - If the president doesn’t respect America’s views on marriage, what makes us think he would respect other countries’? Certainly not his latest USAID project. In April, to relatively little fanfare, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) embarked on one of the most shocking abuses of taxpayer dollars in the last five years. With help from the Levi Strauss Foundation and millionaire liberal Tim Gill, the U.S. government is spending $11 million to train homosexual activists in other countries.
The Washington Blade, D.C.’s gay newspaper, praised the Obama administration for creating an army of international lobbyists for same-sex “marriage,” anti-discrimination laws, and homosexual “rights” around the world. According to USAID, the first phase of the program is focused on countries with a strong Catholic influence: Ecuador, Honduras, Guatemala, and other developing nations that oppose homosexuality.
This week, the first in a series of USAID “gay trainings” took place in Colombia, a nation specifically targeted for its rejection of same-sex “marriage.” The goal, an agency spokesman says, is to teach people how to infiltrate the political process and advocate for laws that a majority of Americans, who are paying for the program, object to. “It can be a real game-changer in the advancement of LGBT human rights,” she insisted. In essence, U.S. taxpayers are being forced to groom the next generation of the world’s Human Rights Campaigns — a stunning exploitation of Americans’ money, and more importantly, their trust.
The American people must be elated at all the things they have done collectively to sabotage the country.
That little yellow bastard and his mom jeans
“transgendered community because “for too long...[they] were pushed to the side”
So now ‘push to the side’ all straight citizens to provide balance.
Wow. Well, any doubt I had has been swept away.
oh yeah - saw that and reacted the same way.
Could it be because they're crazy to begin with, to do what they do?
Read on FR last week. The highest concentration of glbt is not San Francisco, not Key West, nor Provincetown, ITS D.C. — Washington D.C.
We cannot let this preverted minority, especially the immoral bunch to rule the entire country. Let them live in their filth; stay in D.C. and leave the rest of the country alone.
Unless we STAND NOW, the density in D.C. will only get bigger and stronger until its is fatal to the whole world. satan has his hold and the lie will only spread if unchallenged.
Because it’s in line with fulfilling the communist agenda, and implementing the final take over - the “change you can believe in”, if you will.