Friday, May 25, 2007

Medicaid-Traps for the Unwary

Judith Sterling and Michelle Tucker, Attorneys at Law

Are you aware that nursing homes cost as much as $84,000 a year and even more in Hawaii today?

Most thoughtful people who see themselves or their parents aging are concerned about how such a large expense can be handled if a loved one needs nursing home care. Are you aware that there is a public assistance program that helps people with the cost of nursing home care? This program is a Federally and state funded program and it is called the Medicaid program. In Hawaii the Medicaid program is called MEDQuest.

People want to know how to get the Medicaid program to help pay for nursing home expenses. They frequently ask others who do not really know the ins and out of the program about how to qualify for Medicaid. There is a lot of misinformation floating around about the Medicaid program. Even attorneys often do not know the Medicaid law.

You need accurate information, or you can fall into traps that will prevent you or your loved ones from getting help with nursing home bills. Here are some of the traps for the unwary:

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