In yet another step to try and reverse bigotry and hatred against homosexuals, Obama signed a memorandum instructing the Department of Health and Human Services to create rules allowing partners of gay and lesbian patients visitation rights. The new rule will affect any hospital that receives Medicare or Medicaid funding.
"Every day, all across America, patients are denied the kindnesses and caring of a loved one at their sides whether in a sudden medical emergency or a prolonged hospital stay," Obama said.
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