Presidential Memorandum – Hospital Visitation

Rights of Hospital Patients to Receive Visitors and to Designate Surrogate Decision Makers for Medical Emergencies MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES There are few moments in our lives that call for [...]

April 26th, 2015|Categories: Advocacy|

Ovarian Cancer In Transgender

The Incidence of Ovarian Cancer In Transgender Individuals by Joleen Krupa The incidence of ovarian cancer among transgender individuals must be closely monitored and aggressively treated if the cancer is detected in that population. Transgender [...]

April 30th, 2012|Categories: Ovarian Cancer, Transgender|

Same-sex couples now have the same protections afforded to straight couples for Medicaid long-term care

The Obama administration is set, today, to issue policy guidance to states expanding their ability to offer same-sex couples the same protections afforded to straight couples when they receive long-term care under Medicaid, the Washington [...]

June 11th, 2011|Categories: Advocacy|

Same Sex couples now have visitation rights at Medicare and Medicaid hospitals

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has just issued new rules for Medicare- and Medicaid-participating hospitals that protect patients’ right to choose their own visitors during a hospital stay, including a visitor who [...]

November 28th, 2010|Categories: Advocacy, Transgender|

Transgender Patient Reports “Ridicule” at Indiana Hospital

In an 8/2/10 broadcast, FOX59 News in Indianapolis reported on the claims by a transgender patient that she was ridiculed and refused treatment by staff at Ball Memorial Hospital. Advocacy groups have filed complaints against [...]

August 3rd, 2010|Categories: Advocacy, Transgender|

Visitation Rights for LGBT Patients

Out With Cancer helped make visitation rights for all patients and their loved ones a right. We were one of several LGBT focused nonprofit organizations fighting to change hospital policies that excluded  same sex partners [...]

June 23rd, 2010|Categories: Advocacy|