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March 9, 2021
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State to Recoup Estate Costs for Medicaid
(wgvu) - LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The state soon will recoup costs from the
estates of Medicaid recipients after they die under legislation
Governor Granholm plans to sign.
The state Senate voted 25-to-13 today to send the measure to
Granholm's desk.
Federal law requires states to try and recoup costs against
Medicaid recipients who die still owning assets such as a house.
It primarily affects seniors whose nursing home bills are paid
by Medicaid.
Michigan is the only state that has NOT implemented estate
recovery in some form.
Not complying could put at risk billions in federal money
included in Michigan's Medicaid program.
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