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Senate Republicans pitch Medicaid expansion alternative

March 22, 2013 in News

By Tia Mitchell Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau TALLAHASSEE — Senate Democrats and Republican voiced support on Thursday for a proposal to subsidize private insurance policies for low-income families as an alternative to expanding Medicaid. The new program, called Healthy Florida, would be largely paid for with the $55 billion the federal government offered the state to expand Medicaid.

Long-Term Care Coverage for Veterans

March 19, 2013 in News

Article provided by Elder Law Answers. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides health care benefits to veterans. The plan covers a number of health care services, including preventative services, diagnostic and treatment services, and hospitalization. The VA also offers a number of long-term care options through its health plan.

Charting the Senior Years Seminar

March 4, 2013 in News

Join us for one of ouir FREE seminars to learn about legal issues facing seniors. Attorney Heather C. Kirson and Florida Bar Board Certified Attorney Patricia T. Fuller from The Elder Law Center of Kirson & Fuller will discuss Estate Planning, Medicare, Medicaid along with VA benefits that can help […]

The Need for Medicaid Planning

February 21, 2013 in News

Provided by Elder Law Answers: One of the greatest fears of older Americans is that they may end up in a nursing home. This not only means a great loss of personal autonomy, but also a tremendous financial price. Depending on location and level of care, nursing homes cost between $40,000 and $180,000 a year. Most people end up paying for nursing home care out of their savings until they run out.

Simmons says ‘strong arguments’ exist to expand Medicaid

February 5, 2013 in News

An additional 900,000 Floridians would be eligible for Medicaid coverage if the state were to lower requirements as called for by ACA. The Agency for Health Care Administration estimates the cost at $3 billion over 10 years. A study by the Health Policy Institute at Georgetown University reached a different conclusion, a net savings of $100 million per year.

Special Needs Trusts Can Protect Those Most Vulnerable

January 29, 2013 in News

The Special Needs Trust (also known as a Supplemental Needs Trust) or “SNT” is a special kind of trust that allows assets to be held for the benefit of a disabled or special needs child or adult, without making the beneficiary ineligible for government benefits. Why you need an SNT if you die intestate If you died without a Will, your assets would pass automatically under the State’s inheritance laws to your spouse and your children, including your special needs child.

Best Buddies Honors Kirson & Fuller

January 29, 2013 in News

Each year Best Buddies holds a Staff Leadership Conference in Miami at the end of January that is attended by all staff from around the country. This year, for the first time, Best Buddies created a panel discussion featuring three sponsors/community partners from around the country to share their partenership/sponsorship experiences and provide feedback for all of the staff.  


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