NAELA Organizes Letter on Harms Caused by Medicaid Estate Recovery
NAELA, working with Justice in Aging, the National Health Law Program (NHeLP), the California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR), and the Western Center on Law and Poverty drafted a letter signed by 31 organizations to the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC), a non-partisan legislative branch agency, on the harms caused by estate recovery. MACPAC is currently assessing the impact of estate recovery and potential policy recommendations to Congress. “[T]he relatively minimal revenue generated by estate recovery is far outweighed by the burdens it places on low-income American families,” states the letter.