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President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Medicare Bill at the Harry S. Truman Library in Independence, Missouri. Former President Harry S. Truman is seated at the table with President Johnson. The following are in the background (from left to right): Senat
Nearly 50 years after LBJ signed Medicare into law, same-sex married couples are now treated equally
More tyrannical despotism good news from the Obama administration:
The Obama administration announced on Thursday that same-sex married couples can qualify for Medicare hospital and physician benefits for the first time.
And something tells me that statements like this from Kathleen Sebelius actually get Republican angrier than the HealthCare.gov SNAFUs from last fall:
"We are working together with SSA to process these requests in a timely manner to ensure all beneficiaries, regardless of sexual orientation, are treated fairly under the law," U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a statement.
In the statement, the Department of Health and Human Services encouraged same-sex couples to visit the Medicare website for more information on how same-sex couples or survivors of same-sex spouses can apply for coverage.

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