The Good and the Very Bad

Elder law experienced no cataclysms in 2008. But significant trends emerged and public benefits planning continued to mature. First, the good news: Medicaid asset protection is being extended, state by state, to same sex couples. Also, all states should soon be honoring the protective aspects of long-term care (LTC) insurance partnership plans that its Medicaid recipients may have purchased in other

Elder law experienced no cataclysms in 2008. But significant trends emerged and public benefits planning continued to mature.

First, the good news: Medicaid asset protection is being extended, state by state, to same sex couples. Also, all states should soon be honoring the protective aspects of long-term care (LTC) insurance partnership plans that its Medicaid recipients may have purchased in other states.

Now, the bad news: LTC insurance is getting so expensive as to be unaf

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