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    Obama: gay partners should have hospital access

    Obama: gay partners should have hospital access - Yahoo! News

    Hospitals that accept Medicare and Medicaid payments must let patients choose which persons, including gay and lesbian partners, can visit them and help make critical health decisions, President Barack Obama said Thursday.

    Gay rights advocates hailed the move as a major step toward fairness for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.

    "This is a critical step in ending discrimination against LGBT families and ensuring that, in the event of a hospital stay, all Americans have the right to see their loved ones," said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

    With no fanfare, the White House on Thursday night released a statement by Obama instructing the Health and Human Services Department to draft rules requiring federally subsidized hospitals to grant all patients the right to designate people who can visit and consult with them at crucial moments.
    ****ing A. It's about time this country came out of the dark ages when dealing with homosexuality.
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    Re: Obama: gay partners should have hospital access

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100416/...pital_patients
    "This is a critical step in ending discrimination against LGBT families and ensuring that, in the event of a hospital stay, all Americans have the right to see their loved ones," said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif
    Free Medical Power of Attorney Form

    http://www.dads.state.tx.us/news_inf...OA-English.pdf
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    Re: Obama: gay partners should have hospital access

    Medical power of attorney shouldn't need to be declared for for non-blood related loved one's to visit.
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    Re: Obama: gay partners should have hospital access

    Waddya know. I actually agree with something Obama has done. Has hell frozen over?

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    Re: Obama: gay partners should have hospital access

    Good move Barry!
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    Re: Obama: gay partners should have hospital access

    Were they denied before in recent times? I know they used to have this issue. I am just asking, because I don't know, and I know thats not the case in many nj hospitals.
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    Re: Obama: gay partners should have hospital access

    No issue with this whatsoever.

    In fact, I suspect seldom were they denied in the first place.
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    Re: Obama: gay partners should have hospital access

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    No issue with this whatsoever.

    In fact, I suspect seldom were they denied in the first place.




    exactly was my feelings, My wife is a nurse practicioner who worked in a hospital. They never were denied as far as she knew.
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    Re: Obama: gay partners should have hospital access

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    Obama: gay partners should have hospital access - Yahoo! News



    ****ing A. It's about time this country came out of the dark ages when dealing with homosexuality.
    His highness has declared it, so let it be so.

    While I agree that this isn't a bad thing, the method to make it so is... disgusting.
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    Re: Obama: gay partners should have hospital access

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    exactly was my feelings, My wife is a nurse practicioner who worked in a hospital. They never were denied as far as she knew.
    This is about like passing a law that you won't be pulled over for doing 72 mph on a 70 mph highway.

    Obama is grandstanding.

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