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Jamie Marshall

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Should You Have to Spend Down for MassHealth Coverage?

Posted by Jamie Marshall on April 25, 2011

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By Harry S. Margolis

One of our readers asked:

Since when does a nursing home require that all assets be given to them, including life insurance policies before going on MassHealth? Why should they get every penny while the person is alive and after they die too?


This question, while misstating how MassHealth works, raises some interesting philosophical and public policy questions.

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Topics: MassHealth planning, long-term care planning, MassHealth

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