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Network Awarded Affordable Care Act Grant

October 1, 2013 – The Long Island GLBT Network (The Network) is proud to announce its role in the New York State Health Marketplace as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with an 18-month grant from the New York State Health Foundation.  

Enrollment to begin at all three Long Island GLBT Centers

The Network is one of the 19 organizations in New York State selected to receive the grant and is expanding services to help gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) Long Islanders to find, learn about, apply for, and enroll in the New York State Health Marketplace.

As an Enrollment Facilitator, The Network will be providing community members with information about eligibility and enrolling individuals and businesses directly in the Health Marketplace at all three of its GLBT Centers - in Garden City, Bay Shore and Sag Harbor. The Network will be scheduling enrollment and community events throughout Long Island in the coming months.

To enroll at anytime, contact us at

How the Affordable Care Act Helps the GLBT Community

With 1 in 4 people uninsured in the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community, the Affordable Care Act will level the playing field by offering quality health insurance that will not discriminate on the basis of income and sexual orientation or gender identity. Perhaps one of the biggest ways the ACA benefits the GLBT community is that it prohibits insurance companies from discriminating against people with pre-existing conditions such as cancer and HIV. Before the ACA, transgender people or people living with HIV could be dropped from or denied coverage.

After January 1, 2014, people living with HIV will be able to get health coverage that includes their treatment plan, and being transgender will no longer be considered a pre-existing condition.

To enroll, call 516.323.0011 or email

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