Category Archives: LGBT

CMS Releases More Windsor Guidance on Medicaid

July 2014 — One-year after the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in United States v. Windsor, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to release guidance on same-sex marriages and Medicare and Medicaid. CMS recently issued a letter to … Continue reading

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NSCLC Seeks Ombudsman Program Improvements

The Administration on Aging recently sought comments on a proposed rule on state long-term care ombudsman programs, NSCLC joined in submitting comments with the Family Equality Council, FORGE, Human Rights Campaign, National Center for Transgender Equality and Services and Advocacy … Continue reading

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Advocates Look to NSCLC for How DOMA Impacts Benefits Programs

In an August 20, 2013 webinar attended by some 500 advocates from across the country, The Demise of DOMA: The Impact on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid for Same Sex Couples, Directing Attorneys Gerald McIntyre and Georgia Burke explained what … Continue reading

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Issue Brief: CMS Issues Guidance on Medicaid Rules for Same Sex Partners

(7/7/11) CMS has issued a letter to state Medicaid directors entitled “Same Sex Partners and Medicaid Liens, Transfer of Assets, and Estate Recovery.” The letter identifies strategies states may employ to broaden the federal law’s narrow application of protections that … Continue reading

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Webinar Series: LGBT Older Adults in Long Term Care Facilities

In this May 10, 2011 Webinar, NSCLC’s Eric Carlson and Daniel Redman of the National Lesbian Rights Center summarized the report and reflected on legal implications of comments made by respondents to a survey. Download the presentation in pdf format.

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LGBT Report Subject of Meeting with HHS Officials

NSCLC’s LGBT Older Adults in Long Term Care Facilities: Stories from the Field report was the subject of a meeting attended by Executive Director Paul Nathanson and Staff Attorney Gene Coffey with U.S. Administration on Aging and HHS officials as well as … Continue reading

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