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       With all the news stories about Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the destruction caused to Texas, Florida and Caribbean islands, and their aftermath, one story caught my eye.  The deaths of 8 nursing home residents in Hollywood, Florida highlights the especially vulnerable position that the elderly face in

       In last week’s blog, I started to tell you about annuities and how unique they are when we are considering Medicaid.  In order to achieve Medicaid eligibility, I must spend down my assets to below $2000 (married couple rules permit assets up to, in some cases, $120,900).  

       The topic of annuities comes up regularly when we get a call regarding the need for Medicaid benefits to pay for long term care.  Sometimes the caller has questions about whether it is a good idea to buy an annuity in anticipation of Medicaid.  Other times someone