“Immigrant sponsors’ assets will factor into Medicaid eligibility”

Immigrant sponsors’ assets will factor into Medicaid eligibility,” by Susannah Luthi, Modern Healthcare

“The CMS on Friday told states they can count the assets and income of the sponsors of legal immigrants when they’re determining whether the immigrants qualify for Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance coverage. If states don’t like the methodologies suggested by the CMS, they can come up with an alternative but will need agency approval. The guidance is part of the broader White House immigration policy strategy and tighter restrictions on legal immigrants who apply for public benefit programs.”

LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):

Sounds like a bonanza for Medicaid planning attorneys.