The highlights include:
- Gift tax exclusion stays at $13,000
- There was no cost of living adjustment to Social Security and SSI since the consumer price index did not increase
- Medicare premiums, deductibles and copayments increased slightly
- The amount you could deduct from your taxes for buying long term care insurance increased slightly
- Medicaid's community spouse resource allowance, monthly mainteance and income cap remained the same as in 2009.