Obama Directive: Hospitals Must Grant Same-Sex Visitations

Obama Directive: Hospitals Must Grant Same-Sex Visitations

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friends-sun.jpgPresident Obama issued a memorandum Thursday to the Department of Health and Human Services, ordering hospitals to give same-sex couples the right to be with a partner who is sick or dying. The memorandum applies to every hospital that receives Medicare or Medicaid funding — nearly every hospital in the country.

Using ordinary language it says gay and lesbian Americans “are often barred from the bedsides of the partners with whom they may have spent decades of their lives — unable to be there for the person they love.”

(READ the story from Nat’l Public Radio)

COMMENTS

  1. It is high time that individuals who are gay or lesbian are treated like the human beings they are and are allowed to visit the people they love in the hospital- this is great news, thanks for posting, Geri:-) God bless you all, and drive extra safe- have a wonderful day!!!:-)