Several advocacy organizations, including Justice in Aging, Western Center on Law & Poverty, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, are calling on Congress to end mandatory estate recovery for Medicaid beneficiaries.
A white paper, released today, notes that Medicaid estate recovery perpetuates poverty and inequality for very little in return. We recommend Congress amend federal law to eliminate Medicaid estate claims. Or, at the very least, amend the law so states have a choice whether to use claims or not, as the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) recently recommended to Congress. Read the white paper here: Medicaid-Estate-Claims.pdf