A New York trial court entered judgment against a woman who refused to contribute to her spouse’s nursing home expenses, finding that because she had adequate resources to do so, an implied contract was created between her and the State of New York entitling the state to repayment of Medicaid benefits it paid on the.. read more →

Ruling that a state statute violated federal Medicaid law, a federal district court granted a preliminary injunction preventing Connecticut from denying Medicaid benefits to an applicant seeking to disregard his spouse’s assets using the doctrine of spousal refusal.  Fortmann v. Starkowski(D. Ct., No 3:10cv1562 (JBA), Sept. 28, 2011). Bernhard Fortmann, a nursing home resident, applied.. read more →