“Top 5 Strategies for Protecting Your Money from Medicaid”

Did you know that in order to qualify for Medicaid, your monthly income in the state of New York must be $859.00 or less? Medicaid is a program that can be a little hard to understand, and even more difficult to become eligible for. The program was created in the ‘60s to provide long term […]

“What Is Estate Planning?”

It is a common misconception that Estate Planning is for the wealthy. Estate Planning can include creating a Last Will or a Power of Attorney, but it can also involve creating Trusts to protect your assets. Even if you deem it unnecessary to create a Will due to the size of your assets, keep this […]

“HOW DRUGMAKERS SWAY STATES TO PROFIT OFF OF MEDICAID”

“Across the country, drugmaker representatives and pharma-friendly clinicians with ties to drug companies swarm the low-profile committees that make Medicaid drug decisions, sometimes without disclosing those relationships,” is one of the most chilling statements that explains The Center for Public Integrity and NPR’s investigation into Medicaid. From 2008 to 2016, the cost of Medicaid drugs […]

Sen. Cory Booker Calls For More Transparency In Medicaid Drug Decisions

A recent investigation led by NPR and the Center for Public Integrity uncovered how drug companies influence states’ drug decisions for Medicaid patients. It turns out, drug companies have given payments and perks to sway the decisions of doctors and others on their state’s Medicaid boards. It also proved difficult to obtain information as to […]

10 Steps to Painless Estate Planning

Everyone’s heard of a Last Will and Testament. It’s in all the old mystery novels, when there’s a high profile murder and everyone’s huddled around the fire listening to the Executor read the deceased’s will aloud. It’s in those new television shows, when there’s a huge mystery surrounding who in the family (or on the […]

“Should you create a Medicaid trust?”

Marketwatch’s article expertly explains just how important Medicaid planning can be. When you hear the term “Medicaid,” it is often associated with low-income families. However, this does not have to be the case. Although there is an income cap to be considered eligible for Medicaid, with proper estate planning, this can be mitigated. One way […]

“7 Costliest Mistakes to Avoid When a Spouse Enters a Nursing Home”

Medicaid is a government program created in the 1960’s to help Americans who are no longer able to work. However, although this program is meant to be helpful, the length and demands of its application and attaining approval can be tedious and time consuming. The article linked below mentions several Medicaid Planning tips: 1. Purchasing […]

“Major Alzheimer’s treatment breakthrough linked to HIV drugs”

Alzheimer’s patients may finally have the breakthrough they’ve been waiting for! Researchers at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute in San Diego have just discovered a gene linked to Alzheimer’s, and this could mean a cure is around the corner. In their study, they were able to observe that genes “mix and match” in […]