The LGBT community continues to report that its members face greater obstacles in daily life than do non-LGBT adults. A Gallup survey that focused on health insurance once again underscored this social disparity.

Gallup asked nearly 45,000 U.S. adults to describe their health coverage status, including about 1,800 who identified as LGBT. The good news: More LGBT adults reported having health insurance in the second quarter of 2014 (82 percent) than in the third quarter of 2013 (76 percent). But among non-LGBT respondents, 87 percent said they had coverage, compared to 83 percent in Q313.

Gallup cited both the ability to pay for health coverage and access to a primary care physician as possible reasons for the discrepancy.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.