http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...es-can-seize-assets-to-recoup-medicaid-costs/ from the article: Though many may not realize it, states are allowed to recover the cost of health care after someone's death by seizing their assets. It applies to Medicaid recipients who are between the ages of 55 and 64. The law has been in place since 1993, when Congress realized states were going broke over rising Medicaid expenses. But under ObamaCare, Medicaid eligibility has expanded dramatically along with the promise that the federal government will pick up the cost of the higher tab -- at least for the first few years, after which states will be on the hook for a portion of the increase. Millions more are entering the system, perhaps without knowing that their assets could be at risk.