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Same-sex partners struggle for health insurance

Shawna Kemppainen and Lisa Green want what other couples already have: the chance to take care of each other.

Green has multiple sclerosis and is on several expensive medications. Thanks to domestic partner health benefits at Kemppainen’s work, she’s covered by insurance. The two know they’re fortunate. Continue Reading Same-sex partners struggle for health insurance

Insurance benefits: How to change the culture

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It’s easy for businesses to offer domestic partner insurance benefits, as long as they follow a few legal — and cultural — steps. Most insurance companies, for example, offer domestic partner benefits. Kaiser Permanente was one of more than 300 companies to be recognized by the Human Rights Campaign for its equality efforts. Communication is… Continue Reading Insurance benefits: How to change the culture

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Focus on the Family officials said President Barack Obama’s decision to extend benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees undermines marriage as society’s most pro-child institution. They also said the president effectivly thumbed his nose at the rule of law with the announcement. “It’s a settled principle of moral tradition and social science that says… Continue Reading Focus: Obama thumbing nose at rule of law with same-sex benefits

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