Chapter 22
When Medicaid Planning Makes Sense
In This Chapter
• Why people may or may not consider Medicaid planning
• Medicaid and nursing homes
• Class warfare and long-term care planning
• The HIPAA Act and the future of Medicaid
There was a time in the 1980s when animal-rights activists were extremely brazen in their effort to stop people from wearing fur coats. Do you remember? They simply walked up to the offending fur wearer, brought out a spray paint can, and marked the fur with the paint. The painting was destructive and ugly—and illegal. Buying and wearing a fur coat was perfectly legal. Still is, to the best of my knowledge!
When I speak to groups about Medicaid planning, sometimes I feel like the person in the fur coat. You see, there ...

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