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Minnesota Finds Disparities in Health Insurance for Children with Same-Sex Parents

According to a new study by Mr. Gilbert Gonzales, PhD candidate, and Dr. Lynn Blewett, professor, both from University of Minnesota School of Public Health, children with same sex parents are less likely to have private health insurance than children with married opposite-sex parents. Using data from the 2008-2010 American Community Survey on children aged 0-17 years, the researchers found that 78 percent of children with married opposite-sex parents had private health insurance coverage, compared to 63 percent of children with same-sex fathers and 68 percent of those with same-sex mothers.