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blue cross blue shield of oklahoma: I want them to start covering gay couples in Oklahoma! and the U.S.
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blue cross blue shield of oklahoma: I want them to start covering gay couples in Oklahoma! and the U.S.

    1. Ryan Nichols
    2. Petition by

      Ryan Nichols

      Broken Arrow, OK

When I started working for my employer, I was given a benefits package that included coverage for all employees and their families. So I asked if that meant I could get coverage for my partner. My boss said sure and that he didn't see why not, and that it would be discrimination NOT to allow it. After further research, we found out BCBS of OK did not cover same sex couples under any circumstance. We even had our rep. research this for us. He came in to explain our plan and said that BCBS of OK would not cover same sex couples at all. He also said that it was a legal issue and we needed to seek legal counsel. But, BCBS isn't breaking an Oklahoma law. The problem isn't that BCBS can't cover us, it's that they won't. BCBS of OK covers common law marriages, the process of which involves filling out one form. So my employer pays for a man (the employee), his two kids, his girlfriend AND her two kids. They are not married and don't think of themselves as married, but they are a family. Can we not have something similar for gay couples?

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    • Michael Messer BROKEN ARROW, OK
      • 11 months ago

      I currently have BCBS insurance and I've seen the contract they have with my employer. They do allow same sex couples to be covered on each other's insurance....as long as they have a marriage certificate. Well considering we live in one of the most bigoted states in America and more likely than not will never allow same sex marriage this is only going half way. BCBS, you need to make this right and cover everyone and take away the marriage certificate requirement. Follow George Kaiser's example and do the right thing!

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    • Joel Cayton CHICAGO, IL
      • about 1 year ago

      It shouldn't even be an issue.

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    • Justin Johnson AURORA, CO
      • over 1 year ago

      Because nobody should have to suffer from being sick!

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    • Justin Johnson AURORA, CO
      • over 1 year ago

      Because everyone gets sick from time to time and everyone deserves to be able to get medical attention

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    • Elyon Wall-Ellis NORMAN, OK
      • over 1 year ago

      equality of rights is always important!

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