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Medicare's Limited Nursing Home Coverage

Many people believe that Medicare covers nursing home stays.In fact Medicare's coverage of nursing home care is quite limited.

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ElderLaw 101

Medicaid Spousal Refusal ('Just Say No')

Federal Medicaid law states that the community spouse can keep all of his or her assets by simply refusing to support the institutionalized spouse. 

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Can I Give My Kids $14,000 a Year?

If you have it to give, you certainly can, but there may be consequences should you apply for Medicaid long-term care coverage within five years after each gift.

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Case Illustrates Need for a Formal Contract When Paying Relatives for Care

A recent Louisiana case shows the harmful impact on Medicaid eligibility that the lack of a written caregiving agreement can have.  

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ElderLaw 101

Long-Term Care Insurance Partnership Policies

Many middle-income people have too much money to qualify for Medicaid but can't afford a pricey long-term care insurance policy. 

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Supreme Court Ruling: Big Victory for Elderly, Less So for Near-Elderly

In upholding the President Obama's health reform law, the Supreme Court ensured the preservation and continued roll-out of improve...

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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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ElderLaw 101

Promissory Notes and Medicaid

A promissory note is normally given in return for a loan and it is simply a promise to repay the amount.

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