Updated Friday, August 11th, 2023
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As illustrated by a recent New York Times cover story*, nursing homes throughout the country are rapidly adopting a “new” business model: attract lucrative short term patients paying through Medicare, and then throw them out once their Medicare coverage ends.
Medi-Cal is California’s health insurance program for low-income or low-resource individuals, funded jointly through state and federal dollars. There are many different Medi-Cal programs, and each program has different eligibility criteria.
The following property is generally exempt and therefore not counted in determining Long Term Care Medi-Cal eligibility:
- The home: totally excluded, if it is the principal residence.