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An Equality Florida member told us last week that his health insurer had denied coverage for an HIV medication he has taken for several years. He ultimately did get his meds, but he worried that the hurdles he faced might signal an effort by the insurance company to encourage HIV-positive clients to find another carrier.
We reached out to Florida Blue and the company acknowledged and apologized for a technical glitch that had affected 89 policyholders. It also issued this statement clarifying their policy.
Written by Gabrielle Quintana and Gabriela Delva, interns at Equality Florida
Equality Florida had a blast at Ocala Pride this past weekend! There was never a dull moment with drag shows, dance troupes, and bands performing all afternoon long. With the help of our volunteers, David and Roxanne, we were able to accomplish much more than our expected goal of 200 pledges in support of the Florida Competitive Workforce Act.
On September 26th, nearly 500 guests gathered at the beautiful Florida Yacht Club to celebrate our movement’s historic gains and invest in the critical work ahead. Thanks to the generosity of our incredible sponsors and equality supporters like you, we broke our local fundraising record and raised over $192,000 for LGBT equality in the Greater Jacksonville region and across the state.
Meet the Interns: Christian Gonzalez-Orbegoso
(Public Policy Intern)
1. Tell us a little about yourself...
A Panel Discussion with:
Introductory Comments by Congressman Carlos Curbelo,
Deena Fidas, Director, Workplace Equality Program, HRC
Fred Livingston, Regional Manager, PNC Bank