President Biden yesterday directed the Health and Human Services Secretary to develop and release sample policies for states “to safeguard and expand access to health care for LGBTQI+ individuals and their families, including mental health services.” The executive order on advancing equality for LGBTQI+ individuals also calls for HHS to expand access to family counseling and support programs for LGBTQI+ youth, and address health disparities for LGBTQI+ youth and adults, among other actions. 
 

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