Understanding Medicaid: What Does Medicaid Cover?

In the complex and frequently changing landscape of health care in the United States, Medicaid stands out as a vital program. Since 1965, it has provided essential coverage to millions of low-income individuals and families. Alongside Medicare, Medicaid serves as a lifeline for those who may otherwise struggle to afford health care services. Though Medicaid […]

Protect Your House When You Want to Qualify for Medicaid

         Medicaid is a public assistance program that provides millions of individuals nationwide with health care coverage. For certain qualifying Medicaid recipients, the program also covers nursing home care. To be eligible for Medicaid, you typically must meet a specific income limit. You generally do not have to sell your home to qualify for Medicaid nursing […]

Be Aware of the Dangers of Joint Accounts

         Many believe that joint accounts are an excellent way to avoid probate and transfer money to loved ones. While joint accounts can be helpful in certain circumstances, they can have dire consequences if not used properly. Adding a loved one to a bank account can expose your account to the loved one’s creditors and affect […]

Feds Simplify and Clarify Various Medicaid Rules for States

         Thanks to a new rule recently finalized by the federal government, obtaining and renewing health care coverage under the Medicaid program is set to become more accessible for millions of Americans. What Is Medicaid? Medicaid provides people living on limited income with access to health care services. Enrollees must meet strict financial guidelines to qualify. In […]

Could Medicaid Payback Rules Come to an End?

         The idea of ending this practice altogether has resurfaced amid recent reports from prominent news outlets such as The New York Times and the Associated Press about the negative impact of Medicaid estate recovery on families. What Is Medicaid? Medicaid is a public assistance program that seeks to provide health insurance coverage for Americans with limited means. To […]

Bill Advocates for Seniors Who Seek At-Home Medicaid Care

         Seniors who need assistance with everyday activities such as dressing, bathing, and eating are eligible for Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS). Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands of people who qualify for these services – but wish to receive them in their homes or a community setting – end up on extended waiting lists. In […]

Medicaid Spend Down: Pay for More Than Just Medical Bills

Since the 1960s, Medicaid has provided health care coverage for low-income people across the United States. For millions of seniors, Medicaid offers financial assistance, helping them to cover the cost of long-term care services. Today, this joint federal-state program also benefits other qualifying populations with limited income, including children and people with disabilities. Qualifying for Medicaid […]

Good News for Medicare Advantage, Medicaid Patients in 2026

         If you need a medical procedure, you may have to hold off on treatment until you have received approval from your health insurance plan. In many cases, Medicare Advantage and other plans have denied their patients certain services despite doctors’ orders. (In one survey, medical practices reported that 97 percent of their patients faced unnecessary […]

Elder Law: Can Medicaid Take Your House?

Nursing home residents do not automatically have to sell their homes to qualify for Medicaid. However, that does not necessarily mean the house is entirely safe from estate recovery. The state will likely put a lien on the house while the resident is living and then attempt to recover the property after the resident has […]

Medicaid Redetermination: In One State, Many Didn’t Renew

Results of a recent survey led by the Department of Health and Human Services in Utah reveal that more than half of the state’s residents who lost their coverage during Medicaid’s “unwinding” process in 2023 did not attempt to resecure their benefits. What Is Medicaid? Medicaid is a federal program that serves Americans with limited income, providing health […]