Access to Optimal Care among Gay and Bisexual Men: Identifying Barriers and Promoting Culturally Competent Care

Rajeev Ramchand, Claude Earl Fox

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Abstract

This chapter discusses a variety of issues that impact access to optimal health care for gay and bisexual men in the United States. Special consideration is given to health insurance coverage and health insurance discrimination among gay and bisexual men. A discussion of domestic partner benefits highlights the role of legally-sanctioned partnerships and access to health insurance. The chapter concludes with specific recommendations for improving the health care environment and communication practices of providers who care for gay and bisexual men, including special populations of gay youth and elderly gay men.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnequal Opportunity
Subtitle of host publicationHealth Disparities Affecting Gay and Bisexual Men in the United States
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199863815
ISBN (Print)9780195301533
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009

Keywords

  • Access to care
  • Bisexual health needs
  • Discrimination
  • Domestic partner benefits
  • Gay health needs
  • Health disparities
  • Health insurance
  • Health insurance reform
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Homosexual

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Ramchand, R., & Fox, C. E. (2009). Access to Optimal Care among Gay and Bisexual Men: Identifying Barriers and Promoting Culturally Competent Care. In Unequal Opportunity: Health Disparities Affecting Gay and Bisexual Men in the United States Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301533.003.0013