Medicaid Estate Recovery

When a Medicaid recipient passes away, the state can recover Medicaid expenditures from the individual’s probate estate and perhaps from other assets in which the individual once had an interest. As explained in greater detail throughout, individuals may employ various planning techniques to preserve savings and qualify for Medicid … Continue reading

Protecting Medicare Eligibility When Settling Personal Injury or Worker Comp Claim

Will settling your personal injury or worker compensation claim cost you your Medicare? It shouldn’t, but it easily could if you and your personal injury lawyer don’t protect Medicare’s rights. Generally, Medicare coverage is secondary to others who may have responsibility for your health care costs. Therefore, when settling nearly … Continue reading

Occupy Grandma’s? Only 5% of Americans Incur 50% of U.S. Health Care Costs

In recent months, many have protested the gap between the wealthiest one percent of Americans and the rest of us, but what about the health care gap? A new study sponsored by the United States Department of Health and Human Services reports that only one percent of patients account for … Continue reading

Eighth Circuit Shoots Down Medicaid Appeals To Federal Court

In our June 21, 2011 entry, we noted that 1971′s, Younger v. Harris, 401 U.S. 37 (1971) United States Supreme Court decision generally requires federal courts to abstain from certain cases that implicate important state concerns, but a case then pending in the United States Court of Appeals for … Continue reading

Medicare Benefits for Health Care Abroad

In our mobile society, people often vacation and even retire outside the United States. U.S. citizens and permanent residents generally are eligible for Medicare at age 65 provided the individual or spouse has worked at least ten years in employment subject to Social Security payroll tax. Medicare also is available … Continue reading

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