Because of damage to your health from asbestos Medicaid may be a viable resource for you. Although health-damaging asbestos exposure can take years to emerge, you may not yet qualify for Medicare when you become ill. Because of the debilitating effects of asbestos exposure, such as malignant mesothelioma or asbestosis, you may no longer be able to work. And because you no longer are able to work, you may no longer be able to afford private health insurance. Based on income and the disability you have developed as a result of asbestos Medicaid may be your current form of health coverage.
Medicaid is the U.S. health program for families and individuals with limited resources. The Health Insurance Association of America describes Medicaid as a “government insurance program for persons of all ages whose income and resources are insufficient to pay for health care.” Medicaid is the largest source of funding for medical and health-related services for people with limited income in the United States. Starting January 1, 2014, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will significantly expand both eligibility for and federal funding of Medicaid in some states.
When you receive a financial settlement from your case involving personal injury from asbestos Medicaid will require you to reimburse the government for your asbestos-related medical expenses. When one of our clients gets government help with medical bills, we will work with your state Medicaid agency to reduce lien amounts, and obtain limits on the amount of money the state recovers. Additionally, we will review all your medical claims to make sure that your state Medicaid agency only receives payment for treatment specifically related to your injury.
At Kazan Law, we carefully review all your medical expenses to make sure that any unrelated charges are removed from Medicaid’s lien. We also make sure that a percentage of the cost of attorney and court fees are deducted from Medicaid’s lien in accordance with state laws.
Asbestos exposure caused you to lose your livelihood and so much more, you need to make sure you don’t lose any of your settlement to costs you should not have to pay.