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Medicare Changes for Transgender Older Adults

Until recently, Medicare has not had specific guidance about how to address the unique needs of transgender older adults. That is changing. MORE >


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Marriage, Medicare and Medicaid

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


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Accessing Information on Medicare Benefits for LGBT People

Resource document providing links to organizations that provide information on legal rights and/or Medicare benefits. MORE >


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LGB Medicare Fraud Prevention

Senior Medicare Patrols (SMPs) empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report health care fraud, errors, and abuse through outreach, counseling, and education. SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) developed this handout to be given out to lesbian, gay and bisexual older adultsthat includes the SMP targeted messaging of "Protect, Detect, Report." MORE >


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Medicare and Transgender-Related Care

On May 30, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Department Appeals Board (DAB), an independent federal appeals board, ruled that Medicare must cover medically necessary care for individuals with gender dysphoria, just as it covers medically necessary care for those with other medical conditions. MORE >


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Demystifying Medicare for the Elder LGBT Community

*Updated* Medicare is the nation’s health insurance program offered to senior Americans (65 years or older) receiving Social Security (typically, retired workers). This article examines some Medicare basics as well as particular challenges in access for the LGBT community. MORE >


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Transgender Older Adults & Medicare Fraud Prevention

SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) and FORGE Transgender Aging Network developed this handout to be given out to transgender older adults as part of the Senior Medicare Patrol volunteer program. It provides information about specific issues related to Medicare fraud protection and the transgender community. MORE >


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How Medicare is Affected by DOMA's Overturn

This fact sheet briefly describes how your access to Medicare may be affected if you are in a legal marriage, after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act on June 26, 2013. MORE >


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Medicaid and the LGBT Community

The eligibility rules for Medicaid are complicated, and can contain traps for the unwary. This article provides an overview of the rules that apply to those in the LGBT community who might need Medicaid, particularly those who might need long-term care in a nursing home. Note: This publication was created before the June 2013 US Supreme Court decision overturning Section 3 of DOMA, so some information contained herein may no longer be applicable. MORE >


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Benefits for Same-Sex Couples Post DOMA


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This December 2013 webinar looks at the implications of the June 2013 U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Section 3 the Defense of Marriage Act on benefits for same-sex couples. MORE >


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Health Care Proxies & Living Wills Video

Natalie Chin from Lambda Legal Talks About Health Care Proxies & Living Wills MORE >


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