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Lawmakers move to fix Medicaid lien issue


ST. PAUL — Lawmakers from both parties banded together Tuesday to help Minnesotans hit by estate liens from the Department of Human Services.

The department long has recouped the cost of care for elderly or disabled Minnesotans older than 55 on Medicaid by placing claims against their estates. But since 2014, these liens haven’t affected only people in nursing homes. They’ve applied to tens of thousands of otherwise healthy adults older than 55 receiving Medicaid care for routine medical expenses.


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