Gay Spouses Promised ACA Exchange Credits, Not Medicaid

Law360, New York (October 2, 2013, 6:58 PM EDT) -- Federal regulators confirmed Friday that same-sex spouses will be treated just like opposite-sex spouses when seeking tax credits on Affordable Care Act health insurance exchanges, but said states will not be forced to recognize gay couples for purposes of Medicaid expansion.

The announcements, contained in a pair of letters from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, represent the latest developments in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision earlier this year striking down part of the Defense of Marriage Act, which had blocked federal...
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