HHS Issues Supreme Court Memo on Defense of Marriage Act

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The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces first guidance addressing that all beneficiaries in private Medicare plans have access to equal coverage when it comes to care in a nursing home where their spouse lives.

This is in response to the recent Supreme Court decision, which held section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. Today’s guidance spells out that this guarantee of coverage applies equally to all married couples.

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