A Project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center
Fact of the Day
Maine Gov. John Baldacci has declared August Maine Lobster Month.
Source: Maine Lobster Council
Q: Does the Affordable Care Act allow states to confiscate the estates of seniors on Medicaid when they die?
A: No, but a 1993 federal law requires states to recover Medicaid costs for long-term care from the estates of deceased Medicaid beneficiaries over the age of 55.