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Older LGBT people face challenges that others do not
Town meetings will discuss needed changes in aging policies and services
Lawyer who helped win marriage equality
will be honored in Sarasota
Mary Bonauto will join Michael Donald Edwards
at Equality Florida’s annual celebration
Mary Bonauto, the lawyer who successfully argued for marriage equality at the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year, will come to Sarasota later this month to accept a Lifetime Achievement Award from Equality Florida at its annual Suncoast Celebration.
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.