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What Obamacare means to you

WASHINGTON – “One in three lower-income LGBT adults don’t have insurance.”

“Being LGBT is not a pre-existing condition.”

In two simple sentences, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius succinctly explains why the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, will benefit LGBT Americans.

With Obamacare enrollment starting on Oct. 1, the White House brought together healthcare experts and rainbow community leaders on Thursday to explain how new coverage options will affect LGBT Americans.

Remarks by Secretary Hagel at the LGBT Pride Month event in the Pentagon Auditorium

(Editor's note: Presenter is Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel; Senior Adviser to the President and Chair Valerie Jarrett, White House Council On Women And Girls; Acting Secretary Of The Air Force Eric Fanning. The event took place on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 in the Pentagon Auditorium.)

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE CHUCK HAGEL: Thank you. Ladies and gentlemen, leaders of the LGBT community, DoD leaders, distinguished guests, and our special guest today, Valerie Jarrett, welcome and thank you for attending and being part of this celebration.

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White House defends President’s choice for Defense Secretary

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday nominated former Nebraska GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense, stirring widespread criticism from both sides of the political establishment in Washington.

Even LGBT advocacy groups remained divided over their support of the nomination, and many expressed doubt over Hagel’s credibility on LGBT issues.

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LGBT caucus energizes DNC delegates and guests

(Editor’s note: San Diego Gay & Lesbian News has an exclusive local media partnership with QNotes in presenting special LGBT community-oriented coverage of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, which will be Sept. 4-6 in Charlotte, N.C.)

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