BlueCross BlueShield of Louisiana (BCBS) and two other Louisiana insurers will continue to accept federally-funded third party premium funds for the time being as Lambda Legal’s lawsuit against the insurance companies progresses through the courts.
Lambda Legal today filed a federal class action discrimination lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana against BlueCross BlueShield of Louisiana (BCBS), which will no longer accept the federally-funded premium subsidies that enable low-income Louisianans living with HIV to purchase health insurance.
Lambda Legal announced today that it has filed an administrative complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights against BlueCross BlueShield of Louisiana (BCBS) after the state's largest insurer stopped accepting federal Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) third-party premium subsidies for low-income Louisianans living with HIV.
Lambda Legal filed a brief today urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reject efforts by for-profit companies to block employee health insurance coverage for contraception as required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The companies’ owners claim birth control violates their religious beliefs.
2013 will be remembered as the year the country took a quantum leap forward in securing access to quality healthcare. Implementation of the Affordable Care Act was a major victory for LGBT people and those with HIV.
2013 has been a watershed year for Lambda Legal and the LGBT and HIV rights movement as a whole.
Some of the biggest victories were a direct result of Lambda Legal’s four decades of work and the enduring legacy of our earlier wins.
Here is a brief look at some of the year’s highlights on the road to equality.