As the elderly population increases and medical costs skyrocket, federal and state governments feel increasing pressures to diminish drains on government treasuries caused by the provision of medical care to the elderly. One possible solution would be to require children to shoulder more of the costs of caring for their parents than they already bear as federal and state taxpayers. This article examines this approach and suggests that such a policy is contrary to both federal and state laws.
Renae R. Patrick,
Honor thy Father and Mother: Paying the Medical Bills of Elderly Parents,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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