Candidate For Governor Calls For Same Sex Couple Insurance Coverage

Published 02/17 2014 02:14PM

Updated 02/17 2014 02:18PM

Allyson Schwartz, Democratic candidate for Governor, sent a letter to Dr. William Winkenwerder, President & CEO of Highmark Inc., calling on Highmark to permit family coverage for same-sex couples in Pennsylvania.

In the attached letter, Schwartz said, “If I am elected governor in November, I will move immediately to repeal Pennsylvania's ban on gay marriage, and I will seek to enact a law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

In the meantime, many of our state's insurers and employers are taking the lead in recognizing the importance of equal treatment for LGBT couples in health coverage. I urge Highmark to join them.”

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