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  •  A Collateral Loan & Death Tax on your Estate? (0+ / 0-)

    "A Collateral Loan"

    Wikipedia:

    Medicaid Estate Recovery is the process initiated by U.S. state governments for recovering payments they made under the Medicaid program to program beneficiaries. The government recovers the sum of payments from the estate at the time of death of the program beneficiary.
    The recovery is authorized and required by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993.[1]
    I hope some of the health insurance jocks here can explain how this works.  It seems if you are old and poor, you get the shaft.
    •  Some States Farm Out the Recovery. (0+ / 0-)

      Estate Recovery

      The State of Michigan recently terminated the contract for Health Management Services (“HMS”).  HMS was the Texas company that was hired by the State to manage their estate recovery program.   The contract with HMS provided that they were paid on a contingency basis.

      With that relationship ended, the estate recovery program will now be managed internally, specifically through the Mass Torts and Probate Unit, a division of the Third Party Liability Division of the Medical Services Administration.

      Somehow this type of action does not support that Obama enthusiast smugness.

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