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Thursday, May 24, 2012

This could happen to you...

The adult son of a former nursing home resident has been determined responsible for paying his mother’s $93,000 bill by a Pennsylvania appeals court, writes Howard Gleckman of Forbes, and this might be the beginning of a new trend. 

Many states have filial responsibility laws, but few have traditionally enforced them. That may be changing, says Forbes, as nursing home costs increase and residents have less ability to pay them.

“While these laws don’t directly apply to Medicaid recipients, they may force children to pick up their parents’ long-term care costs long before mom is ever eligible for Medicaid,” says the article. “Such a step could still shift significant costs from states to families.”

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