The health care debate is still raging across the country, and ensuring that it moves forward so that all Americans have access to affordable and high-quality health insurance is a critical first step.
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The article frames the issue in both a medical and social model. By doing so, it addresses the causes of poor access to proper healthcare by LGBT individuals as a result of the lack of research there is regarding their needs.
The ideas presented by this article to address this issue have definitely influenced my ideas about the root causes of poor health: not enough research to be able to address the needs of all people. Some of the ideas presented in this article that I found to be valuable in tackling this problem is that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services should establish, for example, an office that will solely be dedicated to LGBT health data collection. This would be an excellent approach to better tackling ... More »