About 78% of children and teens with married heterosexual parents had private health insurance, but only 63% of youths with two fathers and about 68% with two mothers were covered by private health plans, according to a study in the journal Pediatrics. However, researchers noted that disparities in private health coverage did not persist among children of two mothers in states that allow same-sex marriages or civil unions, although children with two fathers were still less likely to have private insurance in such states.

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