Medicaid crisis planning helps you spend down or otherwise protect your assets while still allowing you to qualify for Medicaid. This type of planning is essential for long-term care recipients because Medicaid won't pay for many common medical conditions. Without Medicaid crisis planning, how can you expect to get treatment if you haven't set any of your money aside? Unfortunately, there has been talk that Medicaid crisis planning may soon be going away for single people. Let's set the record straight.