Medicaid was originally designed to provide health insurance for disabled people. However, the Affordable Care Act (i.e. “Obamacare”) significantly expanded the program to include able-bodied adults. According to the current Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator, Seema Verma the expansion jeopardizes medical care for the “individuals the program was originally intended for.”
I’m often asked if I specialize in elder law. Not only do I answer “yes”, I typically try to explain the reason for my answer. While there are many attorneys who claim to be elder law attorneys, certainly not all specialize in it. I believe an attorney who claims to specialize in elder law should […]
The Department of Health and Human Services released a proposed policy change to increase the deduction allowed a Medicaid recipient’s patient pay amount for a guardianship/ conservatorship fee. Beginning October 1 – if approved – the deduction for guardianship/ conservatorship fee for a Medicaid recipient will be increased from $83.00 to $95.00 per month.