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Task Force Action Fund Celebrates Introduction of Landmark Health Equity Bill

Date: 
July 30, 2014

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Task Force Action Fund Celebrates Introduction of Landmark Health Equity Bill

The Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2014 seeks to eliminate LGBTQ health disparities

WASHINGTON, DC, July 30, 2014 —The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund is celebrating the introduction of the Health Equity and Accountability Act (HEAA) of 2014 by the Congressional Tri-Caucus and lead sponsor Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40).

"We strongly support HEAA and equal access to quality health care. No one should ever be denied access to life-saving and culturally competent health care simply because of who they are or who they love. Unfortunately, LGBTQ people continue to face significant barriers across healthcare systems in our country. We thank U.S. Representative Roybal-Allard, the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, the Congressional Black Caucus, and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus for championing access to affordable health care for all," said Meghan Maury, Task Force Action Fund Policy Counsel.

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The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund builds the grassroots political power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The Task Force Action Fund does this through direct and grassroots lobbying to defeat anti-LGBT ballot initiatives and legislation, and works to pass pro-LGBT legislation and other progressive initiatives. The Task Force Action Fund is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit corporation incorporated in New York. Contributions to the Task Force Action Fund are not tax-deductible.