For immediate release
July 25, 2011
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Annie McKenna, NASGA Media Liaison
NASGA Releases its third “Open Letter to Congress and the White House” focusing on the Medicaid crisis _________________________________________
In the midst of a Medicaid crisis, NASGA continues its mission of reform of unlawful and abusive guardianships and conservatorships with the release of its third “Open Letter to Congress and the White House,” mailed to approximately 300 members of Congress (including every member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging), other government entities and related organizations.
With “The Fleecing of Medicaid and the American Taxpayers,” NASGA focuses on an out-of-control problem, completely antithetical to the purpose of "protective" statutes; i.e., CONSERVE the estates of vulnerable elderly/disabled and PROTECT the taxpayers from the ward becoming a public charge.
Lack of monitoring and enforcement by court, legislative and executive branches permits good law to be misused by state-court judges and their appointed fiduciaries.
Without “watchdogging,” wards’ estates can be systematically bled dry instead of protected; in short, fleeced by fiduciaries engaging in breach of fiduciary duty. Previously financially capable wards placed on Medicaid for their guardians’ benefit is an ironic, appalling and staggering burden on America’s taxpayers.
NASGA continues to advocate for federal intervention to bring about swift and meaningful reform in all “protective” proceedings.
Fleecing Medicaid and the Taxpayers
NASGA's third Open Letter to Congress and the White House
Protecting Our Citizens From Unlawful And Abusive Guardianships And Conservatorships
NASGA's first Open Letter to Congress and the White House
A Review of Unlawful Emergency Guardianships
NASGA's second Open Letter to Congress and the White House