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Item 22 of LinQ magazine, November 2013

Part of Pride Community Services Organization publications

By Jeffery A. Iones, PhD Health Insurance. Part Three m our serzes of survey results n January 2014, the their employers. In fact, comparison, an analysis of tend to be similar to insured IAffordable Care Act twothirds of respondents 2006 Kentucky Department respondents in age, race, and (AKA Obamacare) will have private, employer of Medicaid Services data relationship status. They , begin full implementation. provided health insurance. found 14% of Fayette County differ, however, in having So this month we are looking Thirteen percent also report residents were then enrolled lower education levels and at health insurance data from purchasing a private health in Medicaid. also are much more likely the 2012 Fayette County insurance policy directly. One in ten study partici- to be transgendered. While LGBT Health Assessment. One in four respond- pants report they are currently overall respondents report Our LGBT study participants ents, however, say they use uninsured compared to fairly high levels of routine are similar in many ways a public health insurance almost one in four (23%) and preventative care, the to Lexingtonians overall, program such as Medicare Lexingtonians overall. Thus, uninsured respondents but there are some key (11%), Medicaid (6%), the the LGBT people in our study report receiving medical, differences. Veterans Administration were considerably less likely dental and eye exams far less As with most Americans, (2%), TRICARE (1%), to be uninsured than other often. Theexpansionofhealth the majority of respond- K-CHIP (1%) or some Lexingtonians. Moreover, access through the ACA may ents report they get their other public health insur- uninsured respondents especially help transgen health insurance from ance program (3%). By demographics show they dered Lexingtonians. Types of Insurance Coverage Self-Reported by Respondents K-CHIP 0.7% TRICARE 1.3% Veterans Administration 2.0O . other private health insurance program 3.3'o other public health insurance program 3.60 Medicaid 5.% Private insurance (purchased by individual) 9.8% uninsured (among <65 years) 10.50. Medicare 10.8. _ _ _ - 64.4 Private Insurance (employer-provrded) LinQ

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