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Immigration Help: You Have Rights!

December 1, 2016

Dear Whitman-Walker Family and Community, Like you, we were stunned by last month’s election results, and understandably, we are receiving many calls from clients worried about the immigration consequences under President-elect Donald Trump. While we all await more information about what to expect from the new administration as of January 2017, please remember that right…

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Medicare Part D, It’s Time to Enroll

November 29, 2016

By Allison Dowling, Staff Attorney Despite a charged political climate and speculation about health insurance, it is time to enroll! November marks the official beginning of open enrollment for many health insurance plans – including Medicare Part D and the Affordable Care Act, also known as the ACA. This post focuses on Medicare Part D…

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3 Ways Rover Can Help You Through Addiction Recovery

November 28, 2016

By Jennifer McGregor, Co-Creator of the Public Health Library For many people, addiction comes hand in hand with a mental illness. Self-medication is an all-too-common tactic for coping with the symptoms of the illness when one isn’t receiving proper treatment. Unfortunately, this behavior often leads to worsened symptoms as well as addiction. While addiction recovery…

Coping with Trauma in the Aftermath of Orlando

June 17, 2016

By Amie Krautwurst, Manager of Wellness Programs and Kevin Waldorf-Cruz, Lead Psychotherapist As health professionals at Whitman-Walker, we know that LGBTQ people are no strangers to trauma. They often struggle to feel safe in our society because of repeated trauma caused by prejudice and discrimination, experiences of homophobia and transphobia, and physical and sexual violence…

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A Big Step toward Ending LGBT Discrimination in Health Care

May 17, 2016

By Dan Bruner Senior Director of Policy It may sound arcane, but something called Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) is really important.  It prohibits discrimination in health care based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age.  The law applies to the large majority of health care providers and health…

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