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DOMA ruling affects same-sex couples’ Medicaid benefits
Modern Healthcare

Wednesday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in U.S. v. Windsor mandating federal recognition of same-sex marriages will affect eligibility for expanded Medicaid benefits and health insurance tax credits slated to begin next year under the healthcare reform law. And that may be good, bad, or mixed news for same-sex couples. Eligibility for both programs is based on the size of a household and total income in relation to the federal poverty guidelines.