Medicaid Eligibility for Married Individuals

By former Hickman & Lowder attorney David A. Myers, CELA

“Most of the long-term institutional care in the United States is financed by the Medicaid (not the Medicare) program. Medicaid is a form of welfare and, therefore, individuals become eligible only after they are “impoverished” under the program’s guidelines. In Northeast Ohio, nursing home costs average more than $6,000 a month. The result is that most people pay out of their own pockets until they become eligible for Medicaid … ”

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