Everyone deserves quality health care that they can afford. Nobody should have to fight to access the services they need to remain healthy and age in dignity. Yet some groups of low-income older adults face barriers in accessing the care they need and suffer health disparities that impact their quality of life. Justice in Aging works to break down those barriers and ensure equal access to quality health care for all older adults.
LGBT Older Adults
LGBT older adults face unique barriers to accessing quality, culturally competent health care and long-term services and supports. This is a result of high rates of poverty relative to other populations, discrimination, bias, and lack of provider training in the health needs of LGBT individuals, among other factors. Learn more.
LEP Older Adults
More than 3.3 million seniors in America have limited English proficiency. It is vital that these individuals receive important health care and insurance notices and information in a language they can understand. Providers should offer person-centered, culturally competent health care that offers LEP older adults the information they need to live healthy lives. Learn more.
In 2016 Congress issued new regulations under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that prohibit discrimination in health care and insurance coverage on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. The regulation is a powerful tool for combating discrimination and addressing health disparities, but it’s under threat by lawmakers working to repeal the ACA. Learn more.