Medicaid Appeals at Risk

In 1971′s, Younger v. Harris, 401 U.S. 37 (1971) decision, the United States Supreme Court held that federal courts should abstain from certain cases that implicate important state concerns.  A case currently in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, Hudson v. Campbell, tests whether the Younger … Continue reading

Sick Kids on Medicaid Routinely Denied Care

A recent comprehensive study by Joanna Bisgaier, M.S.W., and Karin V. Rhodes, M.D. found that children on Medicaid and state Children’s Health Insurance Programs (CHIP) must wait twice as long as their peers with private insurance for an appointment with a specialist even though Medicaid recipients are supposed to be … Continue reading

Protecting Seniors Against Financial Abuse

It’s difficult enough for many seniors to cope with the normal issues and changes that arise as people age, but it’s particular unfortunate when they also must contend with financial abuse. The National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse reports that a recent study by MetLife Mature Market Institute … Continue reading

Wife Liable for Husband’s Nursing Home Bill

A recent New York Supreme Court case, Wayne Health Care Demay Living Center v. Blair (N.Y. Sup. Court # 68514/2009, April 20, 2011), illustrates the pitfalls of do it yourself Medicaid and long term care planning. Mrs. Blair admitted her husband to a nursing home but apparently didn’t properly handle … Continue reading

How Should I Protect My Home Against Nursing Home Costs?

  Unless you have long term care insurance, you or your family must fund your long term care privately until you qualify for Medicaid.  As further explained at FriedmanLaw’s elder law page, to qualify for Medicaid, your Medicaid countable income and resources must be reduced to modest program limits although … Continue reading

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