Category Archives: Government Benefits

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Sabotaging the Affordable Care Act Does Not Equal Repeal and Replace

President Trump campaigned on the claim that the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, is unworkable and will collapse of its own defects. It is not and it will not, so the President has decided to sabotage it by blocking funding allocated by Congress to subsidize health care for low- and median-income Americans.   The President’s action will deprive millions – Read More


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October 15 to December 7: Put Those Dates on your Calendar!

If you are 65 or older, or know someone who is 65 or older, put October 15 to December 7 on your calendar.  Those dates are more important than any religious, political or personal holiday.  Those dates mare the beginning and end of Medicare Open Enrollment.  That is when most Medicare enrollees can change their Medicare and Medicare Supplement plans. Read More


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Beneficiaries in Orange

On a “listserv” we both read, a colleague, Nathan Piwowarski, posted a helpful explanation about litigating SCRA cases. He also provides tips on how a trust should be drawn up to avoid claim of the Michigan Department of Corrections for reimbursement for the costs of imprisonment. His remarks build on my post: “Chains of Blood; Bars of Steel.” He has Read More


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The BCBSM Stone Wall – Off Top O My Head

A law firm that assists clients with public benefits applications frequently runs into boneheaded bureaucrats who consider it their mission to make it as difficult as possible for anyone outside the organization to receive the services they are due. Usually, a supervisor or a representative at a different office or branch can be found who will be more cooperative. Seldom Read More