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Medicaid Asset Rules and the ACA
Timothy Jost, in Health Affairs Link to more items from this source
[Guidance Overview]
Feb. 24, 2014

"[CMS recently] released a State Medicaid Directors Letter analyzing the application of Medicaid liens, estate recoveries, transfer-of-asset rules, and post-eligibility income rules to individuals who become eligible for Medicaid because of their modified-adjusted gross income (MAGI).... Although the federal and state law governing Medicaid liens and estate recoveries are primarily concerned with recipients who receive high-cost long-term care services, federal law that existed prior to the ACA allows states to recover from the estates of any Medicaid recipient age 55 or over for the cost of any Medicaid services, and a number of states have existing laws that would allow such recoveries. ACA opponents have been spreading the word that if people age 55 or over sign up for expansion Medicaid, the government will recover from their estate when they die. The Memorandum attempts to address these concerns."

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