Marriage, Medicare, and Medicaid: What Same-Sex Couples Need to Know

January 2023 | Justice in Aging, State Health Insurance Assistance Program, Senior Medicare Patrol, and SAGE National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging

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“Since the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges (2015) made same-sex marriage legal in every state, married same-sex couples have been able to get coverage under the same Medicare and Medicaid rules as married opposite-sex couples in all states. Where the couple lives or when or where they were married makes no difference.”

Tips for same-sex couples who are married or thinking about marriage so you can understand how marriage affects Medicare and Medicaid rights.