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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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Yes, provided that she has no cognitive or other type of impairment of mental function, she can revoke the power of attorney. 

You need to file a guardianship action in the county in whcih your mother lives.  You will need to get a Certified Elder Law Attorney to help you becuase this case will get complicated.  You ...Read more

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How can I stop my sisters from giving away our family home and their money?

Q: I own a house in joint tenancy with my two older sisters. They live in the house and I do not. One has had two strokes and doesn’t really know what’s going on, and the other is making v ... Read more

What can I do with my Mother’s home? She is 93 and currently resides in the

Q: She has a trust and I am the only beneficiary. She has a life estate that was signed over 5 years-ago. She has nursing home insurance but they say she is not currently eligible to receive benefits. ... Read more

Does he have to pay remaining bills?

Q: Family member with dementia was victimized by a caregiver who ran up lots of bills in his. Most have been paid off but there are a few left. He now lives with his daughter in Greensburg and is ill ... Read more

Shouldn’t the equity go to my mother’s estate?

Q: Unbeknownst to me and my two siblings, my sister and brother-in-law who live in White Oak drove to Florida where my mom lived and moved in with her. Apparently, they drove her to another county and ... Read more

Does he have to pay remaining bills?

Q: Family member with dementia was victimized by a caregiver who ran up lots of bills in his. Most have been paid off but there are a few left. He now lives with his daughter in Greensburg and is ill ... Read more

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