Kansas family warns others that Medicaid can take your house


ELMWOOD, KS (KCTV) — A Kansas family is warning others that Medicaid can take your house.

It’s a lesson learned the hard way after a grandmother battled cancer and spent her final years in a nursing home.

“People need to know they are going to do this. People need to know they can take away your homes if they help your parents,” Janie Lucas warns.  

Treva Bollman worked for years and paid taxes before cancer hit hard. There were surgeries and Bollman needed nursing care.

“It was a long hard battle,” Lucas said.

Bollman had Medicare and then Medicaid as a secondary insurance.

The family says the question if Bollman understood the strings attached.

The state recently put what’s called a “post death Medicaid Lien” on the property.

“We get this letter after she gets sick. Saying they want it now. it’s no longer mine and that’s not right,” Walter Bollman said.

“For the state to say we helped you now we want our money back. It’s almost half a million dollars,” Lucas said.

The family says the property is sentimental but question the value to others.

“It’s Elwood, Kansas. So, it’s worth maybe $50,000 to $60,000,” Lucas said.

“We are living on a sandbar so you have sinkholes coming up everywhere,” Walter Bollman said.

The family is sharing what happened to them to warn possibly help others.

“When someone goes on Medicaid, they are notified that at some point estate recovery is going to be a part of this process. Unfortunately, they are inundated with so much paperwork it probably doesn’t even get noticed,” elder car attorney Tim Winkler said.

Winkler points out every day 9,000 baby boomers turn 65, but many families are unprepared.

“If you get good advice there are steps you can take to lessen it or avoid it,” Winkler said.


4 thoughts on “Kansas family warns others that Medicaid can take your house

  1. The only country in the world that would do it. Embarrassing to call America my country. We have a crook for a president living in a gold plated home on the 45th floor.

    The SOB shts in a $100,000 dollar toilet.

  2. December 11, 2018

    Part of the following copy and paste.

    As I have stated before the medical profession is used to strip a person naked of all wealth. Again falls under the THIRD Plank of the Communist Manifesto. Abolition of Inheritance. Hope readers understand this?

    There are remedies around losing your estate, be very aware and careful. In a pressure situation write DTC after Your signature. Distress-Threat-Coercion. A notary can not notarize a document if any of the latter apply. Just saying. Not advice.

    Karl Marx did not write the Communist Manifesto 1848. The Society of Just Men, May 1st. 1776, known as May Day.

    Read the 10 Planks of The Communist Manifesto to discover the truth and learn how to know your enemy…
    Karl Marx describes in his communist manifesto, the ten steps necessary to destroy a free enterprise system and replace it with a system of omnipotent government power, so as to effect a communist socialist state. Those ten steps are known as the Ten Planks of The Communist Manifesto… The following brief presents the original ten planks within the Communist Manifesto written by Karl Marx in 1848, along with the American adopted counterpart for each of the planks. From comparison it’s clear MOST Americans have by myths, fraud and deception under the color of law by their own politicians in both the Republican and Democratic and parties, been transformed into Communists.
    Another thing to remember, Karl Marx in creating the Communist Manifesto designed these planks AS A TEST to determine whether a society has become communist or not. If they are all in effect and in force, then the people ARE practicing communists.
    Communism, by any other name is still communism, and is VERY VERY destructive to the individual and to the society!!

    “Private property and freedom are inseparable.” George Washington

    Part of statement is from Jordan Maxwell.

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