Brown Signs Law Limiting Medi-Cal Estate Recovery Program
Previously the state was allowed to seize a deceased person's assets to get reimbursed for its Medi-Cal contribution to a patient's medical care. Now, it will only be able to recover what was spent on long-term care needs.
San Jose Mercury News:
Gov. Brown Signs Bill That Limits Seizure Of Assets Of Many Medi-Cal Recipients
After three years of sleepless nights for hundreds of thousands of Medi-Cal recipients, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law a bill that limits the state's seizure of assets from the estates of low-income residents ages 55 to 64. Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, California will join many other states in the country that only recover the costs of enrollees' long-term care and related costs after they die. (Seipel, 6/27)