The Impacts of Medicaid Estate-Recovery on Health Care Reform Enrollment

A current Federal law may deter the enrollment of lower-income families in the new Medicaid program. This law allows state recovery of Medicaid payments from estates of deceased recipients for the costs of nursing home stays, long-term care units, and other such services. However, some states are taking it a step further and are attempting to claim funds for other medical expenses. An article from Modern Healthcare has the details.

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