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A California solution for a Medicaid quirk
A California solution for a Medicaid quirk

The 2010 federal healthcare reform law required virtually all adult Americans to carry insurance, starting this year. And to help make policies affordable, it offered subsidies to lower-income households while expanding the Medicaid insurance program to more of the poorest residents. But there's a key difference between those two groups: Only those in the Medicaid program may find their estates billed after they die to pay back some of the aid. The Obama administration recognized how unfair this was, and it urged states to rein in their efforts to recover from the estates of Medicaid enrollees. The California Legislature responded by passing a bill (SB 1124) that would stop...

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