My sister died after a long hospitalization. She was 68 and lived in subsidized housing. Will Medicaid come after me?

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I am not sure if Medicaid or Medicare payed her hospital bills and wonder if the Medicaid estate recovery act could result in them coming after me, the executer of her estate to recoup hospital bills. She lived in a subsidized apartment, did not own much but some second hand furniture and a 2010 Toyota camery. My other sister is poor also and could really use the vehicle but I am afraid to sell it to her cheap because I don't know if I will have to repay Medicaid from her meager estate, the car being the only item of any value. I live in PA

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Windy - they probably can't get it insured as the owner is dead. Dealing with dead owners property - whether car or home - is really sticky for insurance. Low value property - like an old car - is probably not worth it for insuror to do unless the premium is high & limited. Just too much risk. The current policy will likely be in effect till policy period ends but they will have to know of death.
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Couple of things come into play on this.....You are not the owner of the car, so cannot sell it. If the car is sitting somewhere that it could be damaged or vandalized, it could be best that either you or sissy keep the car for safe-keeping. If you need to drive it every so often to keep the battery happy, then do that too.
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As executor of her estate you can sell it. So did she leave a will naming you executor?

If she was low income, then she was likely on Medicaid as well as Medicare. If on Medicaid, someone will get a MERP " letter of intent" to file a claim or lien against her estate. More & more states are using outside contractors for MERP & they approach it aggressively much like a debt collector. Have you or sissy gotten a MERP letter? Could the letter have gone to her subsidized apt?
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Check with the billing dept at the hospital. Unless privacy laws forbid they can tell you how her stay was paid for. There must also be some paper trail of billings and statements. Not much info here. We're you her guardian, executor of her estate? Unless she was financed by medicaid you should be able to sell the car and even under some circumstances under medicaid, but check it out first. Maybe sis could use the car in the meantime, but make sure it's insured and legal.
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