Category Archives: Medicaid

Gave presentation regarding special needs trusts and planning at Capital Area Center for Independent Living

Today I gave a presentation at Capital Area Center for Independent Living (CACIL) regarding the uses of special needs trusts and Medicaid planning, guardianships and conservatorships, and helping individuals with special needs to live in the least restrictive setting possible. Learn more about CACIL here.

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Attended the 2-day 52nd Annual Probate and Estate Planning Seminar

Day 1 (Friday, June 15, 2012) 1.  Probate and Trust Law Update 2.  Cutting through the Klooster Clutter:  Joint Property and Uncapping 3.  Estate Planning and Investments 4.  Landscape in Lansing and Recent Legislation and Probate and Estate Planners 5.  Michigan Trust Code Update 6.  Fixing Broken Trusts:  Reformation, Construction, Amendments, and Decanting 7.  Medicaid…

Attended seminar: “Nuts and Bolts of Special Needs Trusts”

Today I attended a seminar regarding special needs trusts for individuals with disabilities.

Elderlaw & Disability Conference

On friday march 4 I attended the ninth annual elder law & disability conference. Lots of good info on medicaid, healthcare, and other important topics.

Texas considers withdrawal from Medicaid

In an effort to bridge a $25 billion budget deficit, some Texas lawmakers propose dropping out of the Medicaid program, which is jointly funded by states and the federal government.  But not everyone thinks this is the best idea.  “Because of the substantial amount of matching money that comes from the federal government,” Mr. Zerwas…

Elderlaw & disability conference

Am attending the State Bar of Michigan’s Elder Law & Disability conference at Crystal Mountain, Michigan today through Friday.

Doctors Threaten to Pull Out of Texas Medicaid

Because Medicaid is dually funded between each individual state and the Federal government (unlike Medicare, which is fully funded by the Federal government), every state has varying rules governing Medicaid.  A state can choose to cut the Medicaid budget to save costs.  Doing so looks good for the state’s bottom line, but it hurts those…

Michigan: Expect 600k New Medicaid Enrollees Under New Law

It sounds apocalyptic, but according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, the state would actually save money because Medicaid receives federal funding.  The applicable portion of the new healthcare bill goes into effect in 2014. Full article here. Tweet

Consumers Guide To Health Reform – Kaiser Health News

The link goes to the Kaiser website that lists comprehensive information on the health care reform.

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