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March 29, 2015

States Can Deny Obamacare Benefits to Same-Sex Couples

The Wire: “A gay couple is suing Ohio and the United States government after they were denied Obamacare coverage under a family plan … The suit argues that the government failed to recognize their marriage, which blocked them from signing up for a single plan.”

“In November of 2013 Anthem told them their plan didn’t comply with the Affordable Care Act and, if they wanted to keep it, it would be twice as much and wouldn’t qualify for tax credits.”

The Supreme Court’s ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act “is only in place for people who were married and resided in states that recognize same sex marriage. States can’t stop an individual from signing up for insurance, but they do decided what constitutes a family plan. In Ohio, your spouse has to be of the opposite sex.”

  • Chredon

    US Constitution, Article IV, Section 1:

    Full faith and credit shall be given in each state to the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other state. And the Congress may by general laws prescribe the manner in which such acts, records, and proceedings shall be proved, and the effect thereof.

    Just sayin’

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