Same-sex marriage ruling will likely increase access to health insurance

The Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide will likely cause a spike in access to health insurance among gay couples, reports Less than half of employer-sponsored health plans offer benefits to same-sex couples who aren't married but do offer coverage to spouses. However, now that individuals in same-sex relationships can get married, these previously uninsured individuals will likely gain coverage through a partner's employer. When New York legalized gay marriage in 2011, there was an uptick in same-sex couples covered through employer-sponsored plans. Article