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Some Same-Sex Couples Denied Family Policies on Insurance Marketplaces
Kaiser Health News Link to more items from this source
Feb. 12, 2014
"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.... But when it comes to defining 'family' for health insurance purposes, there's no clear federal definition; the decision is left up to the states. Moreover, if state law doesn't spell out what 'family' or 'spouse' means for insurance purposes, insurers generally have flexibility to make those determinations themselves."

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