The United States Supreme Court has referred to the Medicaid laws as “an aggravated assault on the English language, resistant to attempts to understand it.” Schweiker v. Gray Panthers, 453 U.S. 34 (1981) . One United States Appeals Court has called the Medicaid Act one of the “most completely impenetrable texts within human experience” and “dense reading of the most tortuous kind.” Rehab Association of Virginia v. Kozlowski, 42 F. 3d 1444, 1450 (4th Cir. 1994).
Those statements were made over 20 years ago! Since that time, Medicaid laws have undergone a number of changes, and none of them have made things simpler!
Without proper planning and legal advice from an experienced elder law attorney, most people spend much more than they should on long term care. This unnecessary expense jeopardizes their future care and well-being, as well as the security of their family.