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Transgender people are still fighting for access to crucial health services despite the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that insurance companies not deny coverage based on gender or health history. The issue stems from the fact that enrollees must check a single gender box when they sign up for a plan sold on the individual or small group markets. Read more» 1

Even though more Americans have access to health insurance because of the health law, getting access to mental health services may still be challenging. Some state exchange health plans may still have a way to go to even the playing field between mental and physical benefits, according to a new report. Read more»

A large number of women face significant barriers to health care, and while the health law will likely help them get services, some are unaware of the benefits already in effect, according to a new survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation. Read more»

A push for new funding — and the use of existing funds — may soon make more resources available to help identify vets who need help with depression or other mental illness through the National Council for Behavioral Health’s “Mental Health First Aid training.” Read more»