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Despite Having Similar Or Higher Rates Of Health Insurance Coverage, LGBT Californians More Likely To Delay Care

“Unfortunately we don’t have the data to answer [why] directly,” said Susan Babey, one of the authors of the report. “But other research suggests that one possibility is that lesbian, gay and bisexual adults have experienced discrimination or not feeling welcome in health care settings in the past and so are avoiding repeating those kinds of experiences by delaying care even if they need to see a medical provider.”

Is Peace Of Mind Enough To Get People To Buy Health Care Coverage On The Exchanges?

Covered California officials are anticipating an enrollment drop now that the penalty for not buying coverage has been zeroed out. The anticipated departure of some consumers from the pool accounts for part of an 8.7 percent average rate increase next year for Obamacare plans offered by 11 insurers in California.