Tag Archives: Affordable Care Act

Working to Improve Health care Access for Missourians

In continuing my professional goal to help improve health care access for all Missourians, I’ve recently accepted a position with the Missouri Foundation for Health as a Health Policy Officer. This position will support the Missouri Foundation for Health’s policy portfolio, specifically with it’s expanding coverage mission, which aims to meet the goal of reaching less than […]

HHS Advances Health Equity and Protections for LGBT Americans

By: Andrew Shaughnessy Originally posted on http://www.PROMOonline.org Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced new rules to advance health equity and reduce disparities in health care for transgender people.  The proposed rule, Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities—which specifically bans discrimination based on gender identity and sex stereotyping—will protect the most vulnerable […]

New Guidance Helps Ensure that Transgender Individuals Can Access Preventive Care

By: Andrew Shaughnessy Manager of Public Policy, PROMO New guidance issued by three federal agencies—the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury—could make a huge difference in lives of transgender individuals seeking access to preventive services. The guidance clarifies the rights that consumers have when accessing preventive services under the Affordable Care Act and specifically addresses […]

What are Missouri Health Advocates Doing for Transgender Health?

Originally posted by PROMOonline.org By: Andrew Shaughnessy http://promoonline.org/news/what-is-promo-doing-for-transgender-health.html As an advocate, I am often times asked questions about the work that I do.  At the 2014 Transgender Spectrum Conference on the campus of the University of Missouri – St. Louis I was asked, “What are we doing for transgender health in Missouri?”  With a smile, I […]

After Legal Recognition – Where Does the LGBT Movement Go?

By: Andrew Shaughnessy @AndrewShag This has been something I – along with a host of others – have been pondering. In a post-Windsor America, LGBT advocates and the movement as a whole, has been faced with the challenge of where we go next. The final nail is set to be cast by the Supreme Court this Spring, which could […]