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Why The U.S. Supreme Court Should Hold DOMA Unconstitutional: Don’t Forget the Children!

This is a time in history of great significance as our Supreme Court is charged with deciding whether the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) violates the equal protection clause of the Constitution. There is no doubt that DOMA treats LGBT individuals different from people whose marriages are recognized by law. More importantly, DOMA hurts the children…

Don’t Forget About Medicare: New Easy to Use Tools on CMS Website

We all know by now that we have an affirmative duty to notify CMS of the initiation of a third-party liability lawsuit as well as the settlement of that action.  Unfortunately it takes an extremely long time to get CMS to provide the amount of its conditional liability payment. A few years ago CMS announced its (delayed)…

Healthcare Decisions vs. “Death Panels”

MSN Money contributor Anthony Mirhaydari discusses the country’s debt problem as it relates to healthcare and more specifically the cost of Medicare [given the growing number of retiring baby boomers] in his article Why we need ‘death panels’. April is Healthcare Decisions month. If you haven’t already done so, we suggest that you communicate your end of life wishes…

Florida Attorney to Discuss LGBT Aging Issues at National NAELA Conference in Atlanta

Stephanie L. Schneider a Florida Board Certified Elder Law Attorney will speak at the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) annual conference on May 4, 2013 about LGBT aging issues. Ms. Schneider will collaborate with Oregon attorney Cynthia Barrett about “Preparing to Serve LGBT Clients When DOMA is Repealed”. The goal of this presentation…

Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Not Rely On a Facility to Qualify Your Loved One for Medicaid

Don’t be assured that a facility where you are placing your loved one can qualify him/her for Medicaid. We understand that during these economic times everyone is more cautious about spending money.  However, remember the old adage “You Get What You Pay For?”  Here is how our expert counsel can guide you through long term-care planning to Medicaid approval:…

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