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Texas lesbian widow is plaintiff in Lambda Legal suit against Social Security Administration

Lambda Legal filed a lawsuit today (Wednesday, Oct. 22) against the Social Security Administration on behalf of Kathy Murphy of Austin and the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, claiming that the SSA’s decision to deny spousal benefits … Continue reading

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Some HIV providers stop taking Medicare patients

Other local doctors say they’ll follow suit if Congress goes through with  reductions in reimbursement rate DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Some doctors have opted out of the Medicare system because Congress has threatened to cut reimbursement payments. Bob Hutchison, … Continue reading

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HIV meds program on state’s chopping block

Ending assistance could cost communities millions in added ER care and hospitalization, advocates say DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com Some of the more extreme budget cutters would like to eliminate the program that helps people without insurance receive life-sustaining … Continue reading

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Baylor updates its definition of family, sort of

Earlier this year, an executive order from President Barack Obama went into effect requiring hospitals to allow same-sex partner visitation. This week, the Baylor Health Care System sent a memo to its employees explaining its new policy. A copy of … Continue reading

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John Cornyn to vote for DADT repeal?

Sen. John Cornyn Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn’s decision to accept an award from Log Cabin Republicans — the gay GOP group — in October was likely designed primarily to drum up votes and money in advance of the November … Continue reading

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A subsidy for millionaires disguised as tax cuts

Hardy Haberman  |  Dungeon Diary So even as the Republicans are spouting blather about deficits, they are behind the extension of the immensely expensive subsidy for millionaires that has come to be called the Bush Tax Cuts. The Democrats have … Continue reading

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SHOCKER: With Pentagon study complete, Sen. Cornyn has new excuse for opposing DADT repeal

Sen. John Cornyn With the Pentagon study on repealing “don’t ask don’t tell” to be released today, we inquired of Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn’s office whether he believes it would now be prudent to move forward on this issue … Continue reading

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