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Can an IRA Affect Medicaid Eligibility?

For many Medicaid applicants, individual retirement accounts (IRAs) are one of their biggest assets.

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Five Myths About Medicaid's Long-Term Care Coverage

While Medicare gets most of the news coverage, Medicaid still remains a bit of mystery to many people.

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Protecting Your House After You Move Into a Nursing Home

While you generally do not have to sell your home in order to qualify for Medicaid coverage of nursing home care, it is possible the state can f...

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What Is the Medicaid Income Cap?

In order to qualify for Medicaid, a nursing home resident's income must not be above a certain level. 

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Can Life Insurance Affect Your Medicaid Eligibility?

In order to qualify for Medicaid, you can't have more than $2,000 in assets (in most states).

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What Is a Miller Trust?

In some states (called "income cap" states), Medicaid applicants who have excess income can qualify for Medicaid only if they put the excess in a special trust, called a "Miller" trust or a "Qualified Income Trust.

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Medicaid Expansion: What If a State Opts Out?

One of the key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, the new health reform law, gives money to states to expand Medicaid to ..

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What Nursing Home Staff Levels Are Required?

Nursing homes are notoriously understaffed.Studies have shown that more staff leads to better care, but employees a...

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