Obamacare Shock: Strip Assets From Dead Seniors


The Affordable Care Act was designed to dramatically increase the number of Americans who qualify for Medicaid. In fact, the ACA will literally FORCE many low income seniors onto Medicaid rolls as subsidies for regular ObamaCare plans are NOT available to those over 55 years of age who earn less than 138% of the federal poverty level ($15,856 for individuals; $21,403 for married couples). And without such subsidies, ObamaCare plans are generally far too expensive for older, low-income individuals or couples.

Why should any of this matter to those getting “free” healthcare via Medicaid?

Because: “If you’re 55 or over, Medicaid can come back after you’re dead and bill your estate for ordinary health-care expenses.”

The government has long been permitted to seek reimbursement for healthcare services by attaching the assets of deceased Medicaid enrollees. But before ObamaCare, an asset test was mandatory for Medicaid applicants and only those with few or no assets could qualify for government provided care. As a result, there was little of value which the state could attach after death.

ObamaCare, however, has done away with the asset test. Eligibility for Medicaid is now dependent only upon income. And at 138% of the federal poverty mark, that eligibility level is much higher than in previous years. Therefore, countless Americans who have accumulated valuable assets yet show little income will now qualify as Medicaid recipients.

So if parents have been placed on a state Medicaid roll, the house, car or other assets they had intended leaving to their children will be attached by that state upon their death. A lien will be filed and full payment for those “free” healthcare services provided from the date of enrollment until the time of death will be confiscated from any available estate holdings.

“There was no intent on the part of the ACA to do estate recovery on people going into Medicaid,” claims Bob Crittenden, senior health policy adviser to Washington State Governor Jay Inslee. “The idea was to expand coverage.” According to Crittenden, the expanded authority which ObamaCare provides states to confiscate the assets of the dead is merely an unfortunate, unintentional accident. It was not a deliberate measure by which governments might enrich themselves at the expense of the poor and middle class.

Well of COURSE not! Just because government has an insatiable appetite for money doesn’t mean lawmakers would deliberately fashion a quiet, “fine print” means of confiscating wealth from an unsuspecting public! And we ALL know that such an underhanded scheme would never occur to anyone in the Obama Administration.

In any event, yet another shoe has dropped on authors of the Affordable Care Act. Not only have they been found working to transform citizens into subjects, they have now been discovered deliberately turning the dead into cash cows.

Since this despicable plot was exposed by the Seattle Times, a number of states have vowed to change estate recovery rules as revised by ObamaCare. All very nice of course. But what government provides it can also take away. How long will it be until tough financial times cause politicians to once again quietly insert asset confiscation measures into the fine print?

Thanks again, Chief Justice Roberts.

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3 comments to Obamacare Shock: Strip Assets From Dead Seniors

  • blauglas

    Americans (that leaves-out the fraud-impostor-muslime-FAG-socialist-marxist-saboteur destructor of OUR Country [it is NOT obummers]-narcist-liar-in-cheef occupying OUR White House): are you realy surprised? Certainly NOT! obummer-liar-in-cheef has been deceiving-LIE-ing to Americans [obummer is NOT an American, but an “elitist” foreign exchange student, with POOR grades at that] since fraudulently-stealing the community-organizer-state-sinnit-position in 2005 or so, not-to-mention stealing a U.S. sinnate seat in 2006-2007.
    Typical of obummer revivalist-pulpit-BS-“rhetoric”…which has continually PUSHED income RE-DISTRIBUTION, “income equality” to STEAL from honest, hard-working American savers to dole-out to the grubbing lazy bastards dead-beats who sleeze-benefit from welfare and food-stamps without accountability or END-TO-IT ! Go figure who THEY are ! Andrew Johnson nearly got them all shipped back to Africa in 1868, but did not succeed. obummer, you deserve NO U.S. pensions, stricken from the list of VALID U.S. presidents, MUST payback all paychecks froim “prez” and U.S. sinnate, PERIOD. If lucky, get only minimum of 50 years prison, then followed by exile to desert island in Indian Ocean…BTW, moocheele goes WITH YOU ! begone obummer-pestilence !!

  • jonodough

    this is what the aca is all about. stealing our money from us one way or another to fill in the gynormous debt hole this country is in. they will rappe us dry and it still won’t be enough. are there really still people out there that think the aca is about our healthcare? about the govt’s care about its citizens health? they don’t give a crap. they are depending on the millions of people losing their healthcare to die off somehow so that that will release them of their liabilities.

  • wildbill446

    Wait till the 2014 elections, then the Republicans take over the Senate. If it happens as I suspect “Obamacare” is history. then expect the liar-in-chief to do something which I suspect. He will do the same thing as Ferdinand Marcos, President (for life) of the Philippines did. He will declare “Martial law”. Thinking he has it made and pulled a fast one on us. Now if he does try that, I sincerely hope the Military will not allow it, but don’t forget Obama has his “Private ” Army answerable only to him. They will be the ones that will fire on Americans, military and armed citizens.