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How Medicare is Affected by the Overturn of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

June 2013 | The Medicare Rights Center

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"...there will be changes to Medicare and Social Security rules for same-sex spouses."

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. It was developed by the Medicare Rights Center and has information that was current on June 27, 2013.


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