Re the Medi-Cal legislation to protect people living with and caring for ailing parents from losing their homes, March 11:
Another thing homeowners can add to their planning list of "things to do before retiring" is: what to do with the house in order to receive long-term medical care.
How do non-homeowners repay the state for subsidized medical care? Do the deceased homeowners' assets contribute to the pool so they can get free medical care? I guess in the long run, it's better not to have anything.
It is a shame that those people who have worked most of their lives to accomplish the American Dream of owning a home will have to decide whether to sell/transfer it in order to receive free long-term medical care, or will it to their beneficiaries, leaving them with outrageous medical bills.