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:

├óΓé¼┼ôWe 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!

[Image via WENN.]

Apr 8, 2011 1:00am PDT

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