November 2014 | 334 P.3d 876 (Kan.App. 2014)

Muir v. Kansas Health Policy Authority (Kansas 2014)

The Kansas Health Policy Authority did not erroneously interpret the law or act arbitrarily, capriciously, or unreasonably when it calculated a Medicaid recipient’s available income that could be used to pay the cost of medical care without first deducting amounts that the person had been ordered to pay in child support and maintenance. For those who qualify based on their receipt of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits, federal regulations provide that “available income” includes any amounts paid to satisfy maintenance or child-support obligations. Allowing an exemption from “available income” for amounts that would be paid to support others would have the Medicaid program subsidize those support payments.

Muir v. Kansas Health Policy Authority.pdf

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