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Author: inparadise Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 76392  
Subject: Re: Obamacare and estate recovery Date: 8/31/2014 6:09 PM
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Bro was on Mass Health, which he depended on for care for advanced prostate cancer. A couple of years before the cancer took him, Dad died leaving him some funds. Bro was panicked that he would lose Mass Health, which has an incredibly small dollar limit for assets, a limit which the small share of Dad's estate would blow past.

Instead, the State allowed the inheritance to be put in a trust for his care, things like a small apartment and food. When Bro died from his cancer, the state of MA liquidated his small trust to pay for medical expenses.

I have no problem with that. It allowed Bro to continue to get care worry free, with his assets then passing to the state instead of his estate. It gave him what little piece of mind he was able to achieve.

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