Disparities in health insurance coverage, access, and outcomes for individuals in same-sex versus different-sex relationships, — However, another that might have an impact for health insurers across the country is the decision for Obergefell v. While the CDC survey did not specifically ask respondents their sexual orientation, the researchers were able to deduce from related responses about household structure that a sizable percentage of adults in households with exactly two same-sex adults are lesbian, gay or bisexual individuals who are likely in same-sex relationships. Healthcare Laws and Policies. We first examined ESI disparities at the national level for same-sex couples in comparison with married and unmarried opposite-sex couples. Without the legal status of same-sex marriage and civil unions, LGBT workers face barriers to adding their partners to their health plans.
Bradford initiated the initial survey of clinic patients.
National and State-Specific Health Insurance Disparities for Adults in Same-Sex Relationships
Federal Register 77 Several recent changes within the legal and policy landscape have served to increase access to care and insurance for LGBT individuals and their families. Ash M, Badgett L. Grasso compiled the data sets and assisted in the analyses. Lesbian, gay, and bisexual populations have higher rates of mental and physical health problems compared with heterosexual populations, 9,10 which may partially explain findings from recent population-based studies showing generally higher levels of medical and mental health care use among sexual minorities. Walmart Stores, East, L.
However, another that might have an impact for health insurers across the country is the decision for Obergefell v. Am J Community Psychol. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Health disparities affecting gay and bisexual men in the United States. If same-sex spouse received employer-based dependent insurance, the employee may apply for refund of excess federal income taxes paid on the value of the coverage for past years.