Patient hardship not sufficient cause to reduce Medicaid cost share

Topic: Medicaid Eligibility, Decided by: Judge Beaudrot 
Docket Number: 0000000 , Decision Date: September 11, 2023 
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A nursing home resident, through her healthcare advocate, requested that her Medicaid patient liability be decreased given her inability to otherwise maintain a reasonable quality of life. The Court denied the resident’s request because the Medicaid program does not allow for a hardship exception to the requirement that patients first exhaust their own resources.

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