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PHB: President Directs HHS to Expand Rights of LGBT Families Under Medicaid, Medicare

PHB: President Directs HHS to Expand Rights of LGBT Families Under Medicaid, Medicare

Jodi Jacobson

The President directs HHS to expand the rights of LGBT families under Medicaid and Medicare.

Pam’s House Blend reports:

The President, in an extremely positive development for LGBT families, has directed the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to ensure that hospitals participating in Medicaid or Medicare will allow patients to designate who may visit them as well as name their primary caretaker and decision maker. Countless tragedies have occurred because of denial of access or ability to decide on the health of a loved one because the hospital would only recognize the rights of a blood relative.

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