Insurance Carriers Deny Family Plans to Same-Sex Married Couples

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The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Monday that federal courts, prisons, and programs would treat married same-sex spouses indiscriminately, granting them the same recognition and privileges as heterosexual married couples. In some states, however, the motion fails to address major discrepancies in healthcare and other important areas.

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NPR explains current policies: “On the one hand, federal rules say that legally married same-sex couples should be treated the same as opposite-sex couples when it comes to determining eligibility for premium tax credits and cost-sharing subsidies that reduce the cost of marketplace plans.” The decisions leave troubling holes, however. “But when it comes to defining family for health insurance Continue reading