California Rolls Back Medi-Cal Estate Recovery To What Is Federally Required
The federal government gave states the option to recover costs of general medical care for people 55 and over in addition to nursing home care -- and, in 1993, California became one of the few states to participate in it.
California Budget Includes Limit On Medi-Cal Estate Recovery
California’s $122 billion general fund budget includes money to dramatically limit a practice advocates had long lobbied against — the seizure of assets, after death, of people who had received health insurance coverage through the state’s Medi-Cal program. The federal government requires that states recover money for nursing home care. But it also gives states the option to recover costs of general medical care — hospitalizations and doctors visits — for people 55 and over. (Aliferis, 6/16)