By Jay Sekulow
The left's outrage over the IRS turns to a plea to 'move on'
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Most people think they're exempt from the estate tax (often called the "death tax") because they don't have $2 million. A lot of people with low incomes do have some assets, however, and if they have used any Medicaid benefits, their heirs may be in for a shock.
"The only certainty is controversy," writes lawyer David L. McGuffey, a member of a Georgia law firm specializing in estate law, in a 77-page document.
"Estate recovery tends to reach individuals of very modest means and has a chilling effect on low-income people seeking benefits to which they are entitled," he notes.