How Much Can You Give Away and Still Qualify for Medicaid?

To be eligible for Medicaid, you cannot have recently transferred assets. Congress does not want you to move into a nursing home on Monday, give all your money to your children (or whomever) on Tuesday, and qualify for Medicaid on Wednesday. So, it has penalized people who transfer assets without receiving fair value in return. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

States With the Highest and Lowest Assisted Living Costs

         Today, 58 million adults in the United States are 65 and older. Seniors make up more than 17 percent of the American population. The U.S. Census Bureau expects this number to reach 83.7 million by 2050. Meanwhile, one in every seven older adults must rely on long-term care services in their later years. As a result, […]

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 […]

Protecting Your House from Medicaid Estate Recovery

         You may have heard the term “estate recovery” before and wondered what it meant. This is a process that can occur after a Medicaid recipient dies. Their state may attempt to recoup whatever benefits it had paid for their care from the deceased person’s estate. For most Medicaid recipients, their house is the only […]