A Project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center
Fact of the Day
Americans consumed 23.8 pounds of candy per capita in 2008.
Source: Census Bureau
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.