Wednesday, June 5, 2013

HHS Sec. Says Gays More Likely to Have Mental Illness

Washington Examiner - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Monday said that members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community will be a special focus of Obamacare because "for too long...[they] were pushed to the side."
 "For too long, the health concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals were pushed to the side. LGBT individuals have faced limited access to health care and insurance. They have been less likely to get the preventive care they need to stay healthy, they have higher rates of tobacco use, and they are often at increased risk for mental health illness," said Sebelius in her statement.  
Wait a minute! Gays and Lesbians aren't some group of people hiding under bridges or refused health care. They have a larger proportion of disposable income then the average American.......cause they generally don't raise children. And the Obama administration is saying that gays and lesbians are more likely to have mental illness. Isn't that homophobic?  Or could the APA be wrong afterall????

If Obamacare will have a "special focus" on LGBT issues, what does that mean for the rest of the country? Will it be time for their needs to be "pushed aside"?   

h/t City Square