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⭒ New Developments

Federal Legislation Introduced to Stop Medicaid Recovery

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) recently introduced the Stop Unfair Medicaid Recoveries Act, which would repeal the federal requirement that state Medicaid programs go after families and estates for repayment of Medicaid long-term care services. 

CANHR has been a vocal advocate in the effort to eliminate recovery for beneficiaries of long term care services under California’s Medi-Cal program, and was one of the sponsors of legislation that changed California’s Recovery rules in 2017, severely limiting the State’s ability to recoup funds from the estates of deceased Medi-Cal beneficiaries.