Here’s What’s at Stake for LGBT Youth if Obamacare is Scrapped

May. 3, 2017 / By and

Facing stigma, homelessness, and living off “survival crimes” such as sex work, many LGBT youth may lose critical services if Obamacare is repealed. Also known as the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare’s roll out helped the number of uninsured LGBT Americans drop 24 percent. Above, experts say why that matters.

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Mariah Smith

Mariah Smith

Mariah is a student at Long Beach City College. She is a European futbol superfan and FC Barcelona is her favorite team to watch. Mariah is a self-proclaimed thrill seeker who enjoys theme parks and being at the center of the dance floor at Long Beach clubs. She plays classical and electric guitar and produces music beats on her computer.
Veronica Caro

Veronica Caro

Veronica Caro was born and raised in Santa Ana, California. In 2015, she received her B.A. in Cinema and Television Arts with an emphasis in cinematography, from Cal-State Northridge. Her love for film and ambition to be a part of a production began when she attended the Orange County High School of the Arts. There, she was able to explore the foundations of film, as well as creating her own projects. Since then, she has been an active filmmaker, producing several documentaries focusing on diverse issues. She aspires to attend graduate school next year to further improve her filmmaking skills.