Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Individuals in Accessing Care
Medicaid plays an important role in providing health insurance coverage to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) adults. A new issue brief from the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission uses data from the National Health Interview Survey (2015-2018), the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (2015-2019), and the U.S. Transgender Survey (2015) to examine two aspects of access among LGBT populations. The first set of analyses focus on the experiences of Medicaid-covered lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) populations with accessing physical and behavioral health services compared to Medicaid-covered heterosexual adults. The second set of analyses compare the experiences of Medicaid-covered transgender and gender-diverse (TGD) populations to those covered by private insurance and those without insurance coverage.