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The Seattle Times health-care team tracks the local impact of the Affordable Care Act.

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December 31, 2013 at 6:37 PM

State files to change Medicaid policy to recover only long-term care costs

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…

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December 16, 2013 at 6:17 PM

State will change asset recovery policy for Medicaid enrollees

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…

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0 Comments | Topics: Affordable Care Act, Dorothy Teeter, emergency rule