The Human Rights Campaign presents the Healthcare Equality Index for 2010. The Index rates hospitals based on their inclusion of LGBT patients and their families in their non-discrimination policies. The issue of LGBT patient rights became a national issue after President Obama signed a memo back in April directing the Secretary of Health and Human Services to take steps to address hospital visitation and other health care issues affecting LGBT families.
To see how hospitals in your state rate, go to the HRC Website.
Also, “a new analysis of healthcare equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation found that the vast majority of U.S. healthcare facilities don’t have fully inclusive policies toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, but that sweeping new changes will soon dramatically alter how LGBT people interact with the healthcare system.” To find out more about the HRC’s findings, go to their Website here.