by Cassandra Jones

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November 23, 2012
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Medicaid is not free

One of the biggest myths about Medicaid is that it is "free" medical care for low asset/low-income individuals. Medicaid is not free; rather, it is a cost-delayed program. Any benefits paid on a person's behalf may be recouped by Medicaid after his or her death from his or her estate. This is the infamous "Medicaid lien." By state statute, the Medicaid lien must be paid off before other creditors and before your loved ones inherit. The State of Nevada must pursue this lien or it risks losing federal funding of its Medicaid program.

There is an exception to the Medicaid …

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The Record Courier Updated Nov 23, 2012 03:59PM Published Nov 23, 2012 03:51PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.