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Health Insurance Rights For Same-Sex Couples Clarified

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March 14, 2014 AT 3:16 PM
Acting to expand health insurance access for same-sex couples, the Obama administration said that plans offering benefits for heterosexual couples must also provide coverage for married couples who are of the same gender. It also covers many, but not all individual and employer plans offered outside that marketplace. The administration acted after gays and lesbians complained that they're not sure how the rules of the new insurance exchanges apply to them.