Two recent laws provide good news to Massachusetts Medicaid recipients.
St. 2006, c.139, s.58 allows the spouse of a nursing home patient to keep up to $99,540 in countable assets. Although it appears online with the text stricken out, it was passed over the governor’s veto.
St. 2006, c.211 "Equal Choices Law" provides more flexibility in choosing between home care and nursing home.
You can find links to these and many more sources on Medicaid at Mass. Law About Medicaid.