Washington’s Health Care Authority, as promised, has filed an emergency rule to amend Medicaid’s estate recovery policy. Current policy allows Medicaid to recover all medical costs from a client’s estate after death, which caused some consternation among those signing up for health insurance through the state’s expanded Medicaid program. The change means that Medicaid can…More
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The state issued notice Monday that it will amend its estate recovery policy to avoid “unintended consequences” for people who enroll in Medicaid for health care under the expansion made possible by the Affordable Care Act. A story in The Seattle Times Monday detailed how some low-income Washington state residents applying for health insurance through Medicaid…More