Lawmakers Push For Option To Seize Assets And Property If Medicare Is Dispensed For A Patient

A town meeting is addressing concerns for residents of a particular state proposing changes in the law regarding nursing home expenses. The new law would declare that the government can seize assets and properties of individuals who received Medicare during their nursing home stay. Some families are fine with this option. However, other families want to have something left to leave their children.

A state representative had this to say, "For some people they believe the government shouldn't pay for my nursing home care. If I end up in a nursing home, I find it appropriate to spend all my money. Other people are saying, 'I worked really hard all my life and I want to have at least something to pass on to the kids'. I want people to leave here tonight with an idea of what their options are and what kind of things they should do today to start planning ahead." For more, read the story.
Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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