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  •  I'm SO looking forward to January (6+ / 0-)

    when Oregon expands its Medicaid coverage to all under 65.  

    That won't be happening here in Louisiana because Booby Jindal would rather let people die.

    And we sail and we sail and we never see land, just the rum in the bottle and a pipe in my hand...

    by Mortifyd on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 01:58:54 PM PDT

    •  Medicaid over 55 (0+ / 0-)

      Just a collateral loan.

      And what's so reprehensible about ObamaCare is that they force you into Medicaid. No options if that's how the eligibility plays out; if you want to risk a piece-of-crap policy so you can pass on your house to your kids, you can't do that. Yet another path to downward mobility! Of course, this only applies to the poorest, ObamaCare being ObamaCare.
      Zombiecare.
      Recoveries may only be made from the estates of deceased recipients who were 55 or older when they received Medicaid benefits or who, regardless of age, were permanently institutionalized. However, states may exempt recipients if their only Medicaid benefit is payment of Medicare cost sharing (i.e., Medicare Part B premiums).

      If a state has elected to impose TEFRA liens12 on recipients’ homes, then it must also recover from the estates of those recipients. States may impose liens on property of Medicaid recipients of any age if they are permanent residents of a nursing home or other medical institution, and if they are expected to pay a share of the cost of institutional care.

      You may get more than you wish...
      •  have you ever read one of my diaries? (0+ / 0-)

        I'm thinking no.

        I own a small sailboat, not a brick and mortar home.  I'm already on the dire edge of poverty - there is little farther to fall - and I'm mentally ill.  I have no children.  Medicaid would be a step up for me, not down - and what I will have if my SSDI claim is approved regardless.

        And we sail and we sail and we never see land, just the rum in the bottle and a pipe in my hand...

        by Mortifyd on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 09:08:56 AM PDT

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