The effects of unequal access to health insurance for same-sex couples in California.

@article{Ponce2010TheEO,
  title={The effects of unequal access to health insurance for same-sex couples in California.},
  author={Ninez Ponce and Susan D. Cochran and Jennifer C. Pizer and Vickie M. Mays},
  journal={Health affairs},
  year={2010},
  volume={29 8},
  pages={1539-48}
}
Inequities in marriage laws and domestic partnership benefits may have implications for who bears the burden of health care costs. We examined a recent period in California to illuminate disparities in health insurance coverage faced by same-sex couples. Partnered gay men are less than half as likely (42 percent) as married heterosexual men to get employer-sponsored dependent coverage, and partnered lesbians have an even slimmer chance (28 percent) of getting dependent coverage compared to… CONTINUE READING