Somerville rep concerned about ‘draconian’ MassHealth asset recovery policies  

Barber says families don’t realize program can operate more like loan 

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT allows states to recoup Medicaid costs after the deaths of patients who use the program. Estate recovery allows homes to be seized and sold to pay off expended Medicaid dollars, a move advocates decry as penalizing low-income families, and making Medicaid into a loan program. Some states take the federal rules a(...)

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