Same-Sex Couples Now Have Access to Equal Medicare Advantage


The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a memo stating that same-sex Medicare beneficiaries in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) will now have access to equal coverage when it comes to care in a nursing home where their spouse lives.

HHS is working to implement the Supreme Courtís ruling and boost federal recognition of same-sex spouses in HHS programs.



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