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The Healthcare Debate, Medicare and Medicaid

If you take fifteen seconds to look at social media these days, you’ll see wild predictions of doom and gloom, of hundreds of thousands of people dying in the street without healthcare. You’ll hear people saying Senator John McCain betrayed them by voting to take away their healthcare. The truth is, none of this is [...]

By | August 30th, 2017|Ohio Medicaid, Ohio Medicare|0 Comments

Dental Insurance and Medicare/Medicaid for Seniors

Medicare is part and parcel of aging. It’s an important means by which seniors can access important healthcare coverage when they need it. These services are vital for many seniors who need specialized care, medical treatments and medication, and are often supplemented by Medicaid, the federally-funded and state-administered program of low income care. There are [...]

By | May 1st, 2017|Ohio Medicaid, Ohio Medicare|0 Comments

Changes in Medicaid: Why Working with an Attorney is Important

We’re facing an uncertain future. The Affordable Care Act will very likely be repealed, but what will happen after that, nobody can tell. This could carry serious implications for Medicaid programs. Explore the potential changes in Medicaid under the incoming administration, what seniors can expect, and how an attorney can help. […]

By | February 9th, 2017|Ohio Elder Law, Ohio Medicaid|0 Comments

Choosing Traditional Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage

When you reach age 65, you have to make one of the most important decisions of your life: which Medicare plan you want to sign up for. Many people make the mistake of thinking that Medicare is a free blanket that everyone automatically gets at a certain age, but nothing could be further from the [...]

By | November 22nd, 2016|Ohio Medicaid, Retirement Planning|0 Comments

The Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid

Retirement is supposed to be a time of relaxation, a time of reward for a life spent working hard to achieve something for yourself and be a benefit to society. Unfortunately, when people turn 65 they discover that retirement isn’t quite as simple as it should be. They’re subject to a lot of confusing choices [...]

By | November 17th, 2016|Ohio Medicaid, Ohio Medicare|0 Comments

Just What is the Difference between Medicare and Medicaid?

Two programs exist in order to help seniors with their medical bills: Medicare and Medicaid. Unfortunately the two are often confused for each other. Some people even think that they are the same program. This couldn’t be further from the truth. There are very distinct differences between the two, including what you may or may [...]

By | February 20th, 2016|Ohio Medicaid, Ohio Medicare|0 Comments

Are Your Records in Order? Medicaid Wants to Know

Applying for Medicaid is a difficult process.  Since the application process requires a detailed accounting of all of financial information you have over a certain period of time, you are going to need to have records of all financial transactions.  A lifetime of saving typically yields a complex mix of bank, retirement, pension and savings [...]

By | February 10th, 2016|Ohio Medicaid|0 Comments

Medicaid Transfer Penalty Exceptions

If you are looking to give away assets or money to your friends or family, you should be aware that those transfers can affect your Medicaid availability. Medicaid will look back five years to see what assets have been transferred to others. Depending on the amounts, this could lengthen the amount of time that you [...]

By | December 9th, 2015|Ohio Medicaid|0 Comments