Protecting separate assets from Medicaid

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News on May 4,. 2018. Dear Mr. Premack: If a Marital Property Agreement exists and finances have not been co-mingled, can the assets of one spouse be considered when the other spouse needs to apply for Medicaid assistance or is there a way to keep them…

Can MERP claim be avoided?

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News on November 14, 2017. Dear Mr. Premack: Our widowed mom was in a nursing home on Medicaid. She died this July. Her Will leaves her house to all her children. Last month MERP sent me a claim letter stating they will file a claim against…

Medicaid block grants could hurt seniors

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News on February 14, 2017. Dear Mr. Premack: I have been following various proposals from the Trump Administration, and am very concerned about the possibility that they will convert Medicaid to a Block Grant program as you mentioned in your January 16 column. Can you provide…