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LGBTQ Americans twice as likely to experience discrimination in health care: Poll

Posted on AllSides April 2nd, 2024
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Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP, File

A new survey found that LGBTQ Americans are twice as likely to experience discrimination in their health care.

The survey, conducted by KFF, noted that members of the LGBTQ community have historically faced disparities while receiving health care, including challenges to accessing mental and physical health care.

“LGBT adults are also twice as likely as non-LGBT adults to report negative experiences while receiving health care in the last three years, including being treated unfairly or with disrespect,” the report found.

Thirty-three percent of LGBTQ adults reported negative experiences while receiving...

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