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Same-Sex Couples MAY Be Able To Receive Medicaid Spousal Protection Soon

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This would be SO great!

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Obama administration is getting ready to assist state-run Medicaid programs with providing spousal protection for same-sex domestic partners.

Here's what spokeswoman Mary Kahn had to say about this new Medicaid development:

“We are working on new guidance in this area, which we expect to issue very soon."

More from gay advocacy organization Sage's executive director Michael Adams:

“We are talking about couples who have spent their entire lives together who have to choose between long-term care for a sick partner and everything they have. This is a matter of basic human decency. We now have the opportunity to see those protections extended in every state of this country.”

We cannot emphasize enough HOW MUCH we agree with this!

Both Medicaid and The Obama Administration will def be scoring some serious points in our book if they can make this happen very soon!

Makes us so happy to see more and more steps in the right direction towards EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL!

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25 comments to “Same-Sex Couples MAY Be Able To Receive Medicaid Spousal Protection Soon”

  1. 1

    Why not work on making the health care system for the NON MINORITY STRAIGHTS..fucking selfish homos..

  2. 2

    God, that picture of Obama just makes me want to fucking puke.

  3. 3

    Isnt this a Hollywood gossip blog?? If you're going to write about the issues, write about all of them. How about how the government shut down will affect all of our military families? You are so bias, Perez. It's annoying.

  4. 4

    YES! i've never been homophobic but i was against them, until my brother came out!

    so nobody should hat on gays.. you never know who could be! your brother, sister, unlce, aunt, best-friend, your dad or MOM too!!!

  5. 5

    What about disabled Americans? My son is about to turn 18. How will I pay his medial needs, witch total over 10,000 a year when he is an adult? oh, I know, my husbands retirement plan. F*ck Obama's healthcare plan. Why has he not done what he promised???

  6. 6

    Re: MoM of DC – that's cause the republicans won't let him. u think the president has total power?

  7. 7

    Re: Eric92 – True. My great aunt rip. Hate to say it but when I was young I very head in bible and thought as most idiots do at one point. The thinking is taught. It needs to be unlearned. Ignorance. Question why you have that thinking to begin with. Everyone should have equal rights no matter what. I had to look at that one day within myself. Thinking corrected as an adult. I follow no religion but my own now. I don't like things that control people and how one should be. Be who you are if no one likes it to hell with them as long as you aren't hurting anyone. We all have but one life. Nothing else is for certain. We don't even know for how long. None asked to be here. Everyone's just trying to live the best they can in this life. Everyone is human so in that we are all the same regardless who we love. I'm glad for Obama.

  8. 8

    This is bullshit, because marriage is a Religious Ceremony, it is NOT a government ceremony, so it is hypocritical to call any union a "marriage" or a "spouse" if there is no religious ceremony involved. And you can't call yourself married in a Christian or Civil Ceremony under God, because the Bible is worshipped as God's word, and God's word is that a man shall not lay with another man. And the U.S.A. really needs to work on their priorities.

  9. 9

    Hey catsmeow, you have your stories mixed up. Nobody is saying they shouldn't be equal, but that does not mean they should be entitled. If you want to go against God's word, then don't call yourself a Christian, and don't try to benefit from Christian ceremonies. And this is a good argument for why government should be representing all Americans, as individuals, and the public as a whole, with no religion in the government or the courts at all, especially since many Americans are not Christians, and many don't practice any religion at all. Those people should not have to abide by general Christian principles from their government or from their justice system.

  10. 10

    I wil stop visiting this blog if you show that fraud. The only persons President Obama is going to help is himself and his corperate puppet masters. A war profiteer who right now is bombing innocent people to "help them."

  11. B0red says – reply to this


    Perez needs a gay issues blog, this isn't celb goss, not like I have anything against gays its just that I'm not living in your backwards country and my country has had this right for a long time!

  12. 12

    Re: annoyedwithperez0000 – There coming after the military's pension and death benefits, these blood scukers can't get enough and they sold us on their agenda by using this snake oil salesman, and people to this day are still fooled by this LIAR, LOOK AT THAT PICTURE OF OBAMA AMERICA, TAKE A GOOD LOOK!!

  13. 13

    Re: Miley is an ugly whore – Both parties are 2 sides of the same coin, they act like they oppose each other to give you the illusion of choice/democracy,they use the 2 party system to divide us against each other instead us against Government, and they use it also to shift the blame of unpopular decisions to a party of Government rather than Government as a whole or the shadow Government=Federal Reserve,Banks,Corporations and stock/share holders.

  14. 14

    We don't need MORE people enrolled in entitlement programs. They're already bankrupting states. I see no reason for gays to be permitted to suck the system drier than it is. Get jobs and pay for your own healthcare instead of insisting on "rights" you don't need or deserve. If this happens, I will definitely NOT vote for Obama, because this is fucking ridiculous. It's people like you, Perez, who make straight people hate gays. You should be tarred and feathered and have your vocal chords and fingers removed by all the gays who see you for what you are, and that's an obsessed, sorry, desperate idiot.

  15. 15

    Yeah right they can't even pass a budget…

  16. 16

    Re: UstinkA – Marriage isn't only a religious ceremony, it is an official contract you're entering into. Legally and in the eyes of the state, if you enter into marriage you are signing a contract that entitles you to certain things, and makes you do certain things. You should probably work on your priorities, because ignorance is not something that you should put before empathy. Just because you're not Christian doesn't mean you don't get to live a happy life and be married to the person you love, and just because you're gay doesn't mean you shouldn't get the same rights as everyone else.

  17. Wrenn says – reply to this


    Just great!!! I work my ass off to pay in taxes and the government takes my money and uses it to financially support homos and illegal immigrants. My husband and I are self-employed and pay over $1,000 a month for health insurance. No body helps us!!!! I have a friend who has a child with Down's Syndrome. She went to apply for Medicaid to help with the medical bills not covered by her insurance and she was denied. Guess she should have went in speaking spanish or told them she was a dyke. This country is going to Hell. We are the modern day Sodem & Gomorrah.

  18. Coqi says – reply to this


    Re: MoM of DC – Completely agree. I am fortunate enough to have qualified for fully disability due to a chronic illness but while waiting for that to go through was denied Medicaid benefits because I fell through the "system cracks."
    I also have two friends in desperate need of medical benefits from Medicaid but can't receive them because they don't fit a "minority." So let's deny them their right to treatment so yet another string of minorities can get the care.

  19. 19

    Re: Wrenn

    Welcome to the new USA - they are slowly but surely eliminating the middle class/hard working people in order to pay for those who are too damn lazy to pay for themselves and/or come here illegally.

    If you try to help yourself and work hard but need extra support you are SOL. Just sit on your ass (or lay on your back) all days and shoot out kids, THEN you will get the government to help you.

    I am all about equal rights for gays, the planet, etc. However when it comes to fiscal responsibilty we need to be conservative.

  20. 20

    its official this blog is dedicated to the Gay agenda.. this is the 4th post in less then 2 "pages" Perez I do not think you are helping the Gay agenda.. actually i think you are hurting it. Step down off your political pedestal- you have no room to speak about equality because you yourself don't practice equality.

  21. 21

    No wonder the goverments going to shut down tonight

  22. 22

    I'm always floored that gas is 4.15 in west hollywood right now, where you live, and yet you chose to ignore the real issues that Obama should be spending his time trying to fix before his presidency is over, rather than him tryng to make 4% of the population able to get a marriage license or qualify for medicare/medicaid .By the way, when you put up actual numbers, it makes you look so ignorant. 4% is 96% less than the majority, so really, no one gives a fuck. Also, while you are so very worried about gays being able to be treated equally while you have NO ONE in your life, it makes me wonder why you can't also imagine how it would feel to be living in America, going hungry or needing medication, while your government is focusing their attention on something so silly. there are seven ways from Sunday to go about obtaining aid like this. if a person gets denied, it is not because they are gay., its because our country is trillions of dollars in debt and can't afford to help EVERYONE in need. you know who can afford to help though?…its ok…i'll letcha think about it..

  23. 23

    Re: UseYourBrain – But be sure not to get married before shooting all of the kids out. The state (at least mine) only gives aid to unwed mothers. If you get married, no financial aid. We're going to Hell ion a hand basket.

  24. 24

    He can't even pay the military why are we gonna worry about the gays???

  25. 25

    Good idea, but not in the current economy.