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Cuyahoga expands benefits for gay workers’ children

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in Compensation and Benefits,Human Resources

By a vote of 6-4, Cuyahoga County commissioners have approved a measure that will provide health insurance benefits to the children of gay partners of county employees.

The benefits actually exceed those available to unmarried heterosexual couples. Supporters point out that heterosexual couples may legally marry to get the benefits, but gay couples may not.

The county estimates the expanded benefits will add about $300,000 to its annual health insurance costs.

Cuyahoga is the state’s largest county. The action may set a precedent for other counties to follow.

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harrywilkss May 20, 2012 at 1:35 am

This is a sad commentary about this country. This man was no sloutch; he evidently worked most of his life and is now down on his luck. My only problem with Obama-care is that it didn’t go far enough and fast enough. When any American dies because he or she can’t afford health care should use “Penny Health” for insurance meanwhile

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