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What You Need to Know About Healthcare Reform
It should come as no surprise that the interests of health insurance providers and the people they insure sometimes conflict. Providers want to minimize costs while plan participants want comprehensive coverage with minimal restrictions or out-of-pocket costs. Federal healthcare reform legislation that ... Read more

Health Insurance Fraud Raises Insurance Costs for Everyone
Fraud involves lying about something or deceiving someone for gain. The gain is usually financial. Health insurance is a complex system that opens the door for many types of fraud. Anyone who defrauds an insurance company is subject to a wide range of penalties, from charges under federal health care ... Read more

You May Have to Pay for Your Parents' Care
It's legally well established that parents have a responsibility to financially support their children. In approximately half of all states, however, the reverse is true as well - adult children have a legal responsibility to support their parents when their parents don't have sufficient income to take ... Read more

Rules to Transfer Assets for Medicaid Look-Back Periods
In addition to providing low-income families and seniors over the age of 65 with health care coverage, Medicaid also pays for long-term nursing home care for elders. If your parent is reaching the age where you think a nursing home might become a possibility, it's important to begin planning years in ... Read more

Information about Long-Term Care and Hospice Care
When you face a chronic illness or disability, long-term care is an important consideration. Services provided as long-term care cover daily living needs such as personal hygiene, meal preparation, and transportation. Hospice care is a consideration when your illness is untreatable and likely to result ... Read more

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California law changed this year so that a person on Medi-Cal is not subject to a Medi-Cal recovery lien on property that passes outside of probate.  If you put your home in a revocable trust, th ...Read more

California law changed this year so that a person on Medi-Cal is not subject to a Medi-Cal recovery lien on property that passes outside of probate.  If you put your home in a revocable trust, th ...Read more

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Is my mom responsible for her credit card bill when going on Medicaid and i

Q: Is my mother responsible for a credit card bill when she will be put into a nursing home in a couple of days? Medicaid will be taking her small SS and retirement to pay for the home. She will have ... Read more

84 year-old friend needs a power of attorney

Q: 84-year old friend was harmed by fall and needs 24-7 caregivers. She has long term insurance policy. She needs a power of attorney  for healthcare and finances. For me to fill out an insurance ... Read more

Can the nursing home take 95% of my husband’s income?

Q: My husband was recently placed in a nursing home, and now they are taking 95% of his retirement is this legal. As his spouse what is my recourse, since I still need to live in the home and cannot m ... Read more

Will my mother be stuck with a credit card bill when she has no money?

Q: Is my mother responsible for a credit card bill when she will be put into a nursing home in a couple of days? Medicaid will be taking all her small SS and retirement to pay for the home. She will h ... Read more

I want to get mom’s house in my name but there are many legal issues

Q: My 83 yr old mom is in a health care facility and I want to get her home. There are many legal issues I need advice on. In January, our three story home suffered severe water damage by thawed water ... Read more

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