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  •  Thank you, beverlywoods. I spent many days on (4+ / 0-)

    the phone last November and December trying to track down an answer to this.  No one seemed to know anything.  Really--quite a few of the folks on the other end of the phone had never heard of Estate Recovery.  Those who had heard of it had no new info about it and pretty much said to suck it up.  

    Good to hear that my state (Oregon) has loosened the rule about it.  I don't think it was intended to bankrupt the heirs of poor people.  I think the rule was originally designed to keep people with assets from squirreling them away to avoid paying for a nursing home.  

    Somebody told me that you had a boyfriend who looked a girlfriend that I had in February of last year.

    by koosah on Mon Feb 24, 2014 at 08:09:10 PM PST

    •  I often have that experience, (5+ / 0-)

      calling people and having them have no idea what estate recovery is, or why it's an issue.

      As to the intent of the original law, I think that's part of the way it was sold, but I'm not at all sure that was really what motivated it to start with. Looking at the ALEC connection, I think there were other motivations.

      If you act out of anger, the best part of your brain fails to function. - the Dalai Lama

      by beverlywoods on Mon Feb 24, 2014 at 08:40:42 PM PST

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