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August 2012 Archives

Texas counties consider alternative Medicaid expansion

We wrote a few weeks ago about Texas Governor Rick Perry and his announcement that he would be opting out of the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. The expansion would require states to cover more residents but would also provide additional federal funding for the program. Choosing not to expand as the law asks would result in significant financial penalties for the Medicaid program in Texas.

Veterans face long waits, bureaucracy to get benefits

As an increasing number of active duty service members return from abroad, more and more of them are being forced into early retirement by an injury or mental illness. Injuries and mental illness have become more common among Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans than they were for previous generations of veterans. This has required a higher level of benefits for many and for a larger number than in the past.

Changing tax exemptions create uncertain future for heirs

Estate tax exemptions are a major consideration for Texas residents when planning the way that they want to pass money and other assets to the next generation. Unfortunately, estate taxes are subject to frequent changes and improper planning now can lead to significant losses in the future.

Governor's Medicaid decision may impact Texas patients

Governor Perry's decision to reject the option expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act has been controversial in Texas and around the country. He is one of several governors who have stated that they will not participate in that aspect of the newly upheld law, which also means that Texas and the other states will not receive billions of dollars in federal health care funding.

Many Americans not creating long term health care plans

Surveys have overwhelmingly found that Americans would prefer to remain at home until the end of their lives, yet only 25 percent of patients aged 65 or older die at home. Experts say that this is largely because of a lack of end of life planning. Many Texas residents don't realize that end of life planning doesn't just mean writing a will to distribute assets.

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