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HealthCare.Gov Enables Search for Health Plans with Same-Sex Coverage

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HealthCare.gov has altered it’s search filters to enable individuals to search for health care plans by narrowing their results to find plans offering “same-sex coverage” or “domestic partner coverage.” The website, which was established by the Department of Health & Human Services to help promote the Affordable Care Act, promised last year to improve their Health Plan Finder tool in an effort to make health care more accessible to LGBT Americans. “This is an important step that further demonstrates the department’s commitment to ensuring all Americans — including LGBT people — have better access to quality and inclusive health care,” said Michael Cole-Schwarz, spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign. — Fatima Najiy