The Seattle Times

BETTINA HANSEN / The Seattle Times

Monday, December 16, 2013

Expanded Medicaid’s fine print holds surprise: ‘payback’ from estate after death

Sofia Prins and Gary Balhorn, both 62, decided to marry so they wouldn’t have to get health insurance individually through Medicaid, which could bill their estates after death. The Port Townsend couple’s joint income is too high for Medicaid but low enough for tax credits.