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HHS Directs Medicare Advantage Plans To Offer Equal Coverage To Same-Sex Couples; IRS Issues Related Guidance On Tax Filing

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August 29, 2013 AT 12:35 PM
In what the department described as its "first guidance" in the wake of the Supreme Court striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, HHS said that all Medicare Advantage enrollees, including same-sex couples, will have equal access to coverage in a nursing home. The Internal Revenue Service made a similar announcement regarding tax filing by same-sex couples.