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Medicaid Policy Updates Impacting In-Home Care

Families that help a loved one apply for Medicaid benefits aren’t usually aware of the existence of a manual containing Medicaid eligibility rules. The Bridge’s Eligibility Manual contains pages and pages of policy that impact a person filing for Medicaid. When talking about Medicaid benefits for older persons, an October 1, 2015 update impacts persons… continue reading

Social Security Rules change

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, which was signed into law on November 2, 2015, has a provision in Subtitle C, Section 831, which is designed to “close unintended loopholes”. One of those “loopholes” is called “File and Suspend”. This technique currently allows the spouse of a person who has reached Full Retirement Age (FRA),… continue reading


Time, they say, is the fourth dimension. There are three spatial dimensions, and there is time. The poet Delmore Schwartz commented that “time is the fire in which we burn.” Clocks and bell towers mark out the passage of time. So do calendars and metronomes. Hiking down the South Kaibab Trail and into the heart… continue reading

Road-ends: Pleasure and Pain

We love our lakes. A few of us are fortunate enough to own a lakefront cottage. And millions rely on state, county, and local parks. But many of us who can’t afford our own lakefront cottage but live near the water treasure a nearby “road-end”. These roads that were laid out all the way to… continue reading


When I grew up on the north side of Holland, my school for four years of my life was Beechwood school. Beechwood was a pretty old school. In fact, at one time, my mother even attended Beechwood. However, Beechwood no longer exists. Instead it is an open space/parking lot owned by Pfizer. Pfizer is the… continue reading