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Spousal Refusal

Why We Need Spousal Refusal

Ann Margaret Carrozza | Posted 03.30.2014 | Money
Ann Margaret Carrozza

Granted, the term Spousal Refusal sounds mean-spirited. Should an individual be allowed to legally walk away from his or her spouse's long-term care bills? Some background on the subject may lead you to respond affirmatively.

Spousal Refusal: I Take Thee In Sickness And In Health, Except...

Ann Margaret Carrozza | Posted 07.12.2012 | Fifty
Ann Margaret Carrozza

The reality of spousal refusal is very different from the politically motivated sound bites decrying multi-millionaires on Medicaid. If, for example, my husband has a stroke and we apply for Medicaid for him, I may decide to declare spousal refusal in order to protect my nest egg of $300,000.

Gov. Cuomo Should Not Jettison the "Spousal Refusal" Allowance in State's Medicaid Program

Elizabeth Marquardt | Posted 05.27.2012 | New York
Elizabeth Marquardt

Getting rid of the "spousal refusal" allowance will heartlessly force elderly New Yorkers to consider divorce in order to qualify their sick spouses for the care they need.