The Obama administration will issue new policy guidance to states today, expanding states' ability to extend equal long-term care coverage under Medicaid to same-sex couples as straight couples receive, according to an exclusive from the Washington Blade.
Under the new guidance, dated June 10, states have the option to allow healthy partners in a same-sex relationship to keep their homes while their partners are receiving support for long-term care under Medicaid, such as care in a nursing home.
Medicaid kicks in for a beneficiary to receive care after an individual depletes virtually all of their money. To pay for the beneficiary’s expenses under Medicaid, a state could impose a lein, or take possession, of a beneficiary’s home to pay for Medicaid expenses.
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