Married same-sex couples are now able to apply for Medicare benefits regardless of in which state they live.
Same-sex spouses were previously denied access to some parts of Medicare, a federal insurance programme that primarily guarantees insurance coverage for over-65s and people with disabilities, as they were unable to be recognised as married.
The Centres for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced: "If you’re in, or are a surviving spouse of, a same-sex marriage, we encourage you to apply for Medicare if you think you might be eligible".
Same-sex couples can now apply for Medicare
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