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Comparing Medicaid in Michigan and Indiana - Introduction Eligibility for Medicaid programs in Michigan is based on either income only or income and assets. In addition, many of the programs available have age restrictions and/or require applicants to have certain health conditions (e.g. pregnancy). Eligibility requirements for Medicaid in Indiana are similar to those of Michigan. The two programs, however, do contrast in three substantial ways. Two out of three of these ways indicates that Indiana has the better program. Michigan’s Eligibility Criteria for Medicaid Traditional Medicaid is available, in Michigan, to adults that are taking care of a dependant child(ren), are on Supplemental Security income (SSI), aged, blind, disabl...   [tags: Medicaid Programs]
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​ Incentives for Medicaid Patients Will Encourage Healthier Habits and Lower Costs - ​Making incentives available will encourage healthier behavior and thus lower health care costs due to the reduction in chronic disease development. Health care costs have been on the rise due to the increase in poor outcomes of patients with chronic diseases (Blumenthall et al., 2013). Shroeder (2007) states in a lecture, “health is influenced by factors in five domains – genetics, social circumstances, environmental exposures, behavioral patterns, and health care” (p. 1221). Shroeder’s statement helps explain Foraker et al....   [tags: medicaid, pregnant women, promotions]
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Medicare and Medicaid - Statement of Problem Medicare and Medicaid are two of the United States largest broken systems, which must sustain themselves in order to provide care to their beneficiaries. Both Medicare and Medicaid are funding by a joint effort between the federal government and the local state government. If and when these governments choose to cut funding or reduce spending, Medicare and Medicaid take the biggest hit. Most people see these two benefits as one in the same, two benefits the government takes out of their pay check to help fund health care....   [tags: Health Care, Government Fund] 2099 words
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Medicare and Medicaid - Medicare and Medicaid are programs that have been developed to assist Americans in attainment of quality health care. Both programs were established in 1965 and are federally supported to provide health care coverage to vulnerable populations such as the elderly, the disabled, and people with low incomes. Both Medicare and Medicaid are federally mandated and determine coverage under each program; both are run by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, a federal agency ("What is Medicare. What is Medicaid?” 2008)....   [tags: Health Care]
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History Leading Up to Medicaid - Medicaid History leading up to Medicaid What exactly is Medicaid. Medicaid is the largest health insurance in the United States, and it services many low-income families. This government health program is state regulated and varies among states due to having their own guidelines. Medicaid was signed into law on July the 30th, 1965. Medicaid’s guidelines come from the old Welfare law. “Medicaid has never matched that of food stamps, for which eligibility standards are linked to financial need alone....   [tags: pregnancies, newborn, low-income, policies]
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Argumentation on TANF a form of Medicaid - Argumentation on TANF a form of Medicaid North Carolina’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program is one of the primary forms of Medicaid. TANF is also called Work First, which is based on the premise that parents have a responsibility to support themselves and their children. Through Work First, parents can get short-term training and other services to help them become employed and self-sufficient later on, but the responsibility is theirs to find the actual job. Most families have two years or less to move off Work First Family Assistance and after that they are completely on their own....   [tags: Welfare]
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Medicaid Programs - Introduction Medicaid is not an easy system to understand. Both federal and state governments fund the program jointly. In addition to the funding, federal and state governments work jointly to organize Medicaid programs. However, individual states are responsible for the functionality of Medicaid programs. With the newly incorporated Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Medicaid programs will see some changes. These changes are likely to result in a greater number of insured Americans without an unreasonable additional strain on Medicaid programs themselves....   [tags: disabilities, low income families]
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Case Study of Maine's Medicaid System - In 1996 the Health Insurance and Accountability Act (HIPPA) was signed into law. The states had until October 1, 2002 to comply with the new law. This law required states to comply with its new patient privacy and security standards. According to the official website provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, HIPPA is explained as: The HIPPA Privacy Rule provides federal protections for personal health information held by covered entities and gives patients an array of rights with respect to that information....   [tags: Health Care] 2160 words
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Medicaid for Millionaires - Summary: Medicaid for Millionaires briefly touches on one of the many problems facing the U.S. and its current Medicaid policy. The articles begins by acknowledging the fact that Medicaid was originally formed in 1965 with the intent of providing medical care just for the poor, and how lately this hasn’t been the case. Today were finding out how more of societies upper-class are discovering ways to receive Medicaid benefits as well. The system is being called “Asset-Shifting”, were anyone is allowed to give away most of their assets (no matter the cost) to someone else and three years later claim the same medical benefits being set aside for the poor....   [tags: essays research papers] 387 words
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Medicare/Medicaid Summary - According to the article “Medicare Made Clear” published by United Health, “the Medicare program helps 43 million Americans get the health care they need.” The large number of Americans being helped by Medicare shows that it is important and very much needed. Being knowledgeable on the topic of Medicare and Medicaid and knowing the different aspects of the programs will be useful for many Americans. Medicare is a Federal health insurance program which consists of hospital insurance, medical insurance, customizable plans, and prescription drug coverage....   [tags: America, Health Care]
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Healthcare, Medicare, and Medicaid - Healthcare, Medicare, and Medicaid The U.S. health care system is a scrutinized issue that affects everyone: young, old, rich, and poor. The health care system is comprised of three major components. Since 1973, most Americans have turned to managed-care programs, known as HMOs. The second type of health care offered to Americans is Medicare, health care for the elderly. The third type of health care is Medicaid, a health care program for the poor. Why is our health care system made up of three components, and how did the U.S....   [tags: Health Medicine Government Essays Insurance]
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Deliverance: A Study of Medicaid and Managed Care - Deliverance: A Study of Medicaid and Managed Care Since the inception of Medicaid in 1965, the program has seen extraordinary growth in expenditures and enrollment. From 1989 to 1992, the increases in Medicaid spending were the largest since the program began in. Enrollment in Medicaid by AFDC families grew from 3.8 million in 1990 to 4.4 million in 1992, almost a nine percent annual increase (Coughlin et al. 1994). During this period, states were also experiencing the effects of a nationwide recession....   [tags: Health Medical Essays]
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Long-Term Care: The Involvement of the Government and the Future of Integrated Care - Advances in medicine and preventative care measures have extended the life span of the aging population in the United States. This expansion has resulted in a growing need for more individuals needing long- term care. Long- term care is a broad range of supportive and health services for individuals with a broad range of chronic illnesses and disabilities for ninety days or more. Although this expands an age range from infancy to the elderly, for the purposes of this paper, I am focusing on the aging population....   [tags: medicare, medicaid, preventive care]
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Coronary Heart Disease in Older Adults Living in Residential Care Facilities - Encompassing coronary heart disease, myocardial infarctions, and heart failure, cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for approximately 1 in every 4 deaths1,2. Coronary heart disease (CHD) is caused by atherosclerosis which occurs when the build-up of cholesterol in the arterial wall limits the travel of oxygen-rich blood in the body3. This can lead to serious problems, including heart attack, stroke, or death. CHD is a chronic and potentially fatal condition....   [tags: medicaid, demographics, heart failure]
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Affordable Care Act (ACA) Effect On the Uninsured - The ability of the Affordable Care Act to mitigate the current pressure of the uninsured on our healthcare system is unknown. Yet, the prediction is that it will greatly reduce the effect on emergency room systems throughout the nation. This reduction will be greater in the south and southwest regions of the United States (The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2013 p. 4). The potential is there, however, the willingness of the population is yet to be seen. What does the future hold. Only the future knows....   [tags: medicaid, healthcare system, insurance]
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Assisting Health Professionals with the Transition to EHR - According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, new electronic health records (EHR) incentive programs will provide payments to eligible healthcare professionals and hospitals if they “implement or demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology” (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2014). A major challenge today facing leaders in healthcare is overcoming the resistance from healthcare professionals with becoming accustomed to technological advancements, specifically EHR....   [tags: healthcare, medicare, medicaid services]
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Inefficiency and Lack of Quality in Healthcare - Introduction When Medicare and Medicaid were enacted in 1965, the gross domestic product (GDP) attributable to health care was just under 6 percent. However, according to Davidson (2013), the United States now spends 17.2 percent ($8,608 per American per year) of GDP on health care. Out of 48 countries ranked, the U.S. landed in second place (behind Switzerland) for dollars spent. On the other hand, health care quality in the U.S. ranked 46 out of 48, just in front of Serbia and Brazil. Although Switzerland pays more per capita for health care than the U.S., Switzerland’s quality ranks in the top 10 (Davidson, 2013)....   [tags: medicare, medicaid, novant healthcare]
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Why is Having Medical Benefits Important? - Medical benefits have been a popular conversation that has received positive and negative feedback. Why is having medical benefits important. Important to you and your family. Medical benefits can assist with families when in need and also financially hurt families that do not have assistance. Most citizens have the question of should having medical benefits be mandated by Congress. Having insurance benefits is a necessity because it means that if an accident was to occur and it required a hospital visit, who would be responsible for the hospital bill....   [tags: medicaid, affordable care act]
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The Spectrum of Political Parties - When it comes to the issues dealt with by all Americans, you generally have few choices with which to align yourself. You can either decide to stand on the right, taking a conservative viewpoint: believing in personal responsibility, limited government, free market, etc. with notable parties such as the Republican Party and the Peace and Freedom Party. Alternatively, you can stand on the left, taking the more liberal route: holding ideals such as government action and equal opportunity. Those parties include the Democratic Party and the Green Party....   [tags: politics, conservatives, medicaid]
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President Lyndon Baines Johnson - President Lyndon Baines Johnson (“LBJ”) said “Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it” (Brainyquote). Johnson was born on August 27, 1908 in Johnson City, Texas into a poor family. He began to advance through government by helping Richard M. Kipling win a seat to the House of Representatives, and eventually was elected too in 1937. During the presidential election of 1960, LBJ lost to John F. Kennedy for democratic nominee, but accepted the position as vice-president....   [tags: great society, medicare, medicaid]
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Abortion Rebuttal: There is no Excuse for an Abortion - There are many things in this world are expensive. A lot of people will agree that raising children is one. Children require food, shelter, medical insurance, and clothes. This is still no excuse for abortion. There is several government and non-government funded agencies and funding available to help with families who may be struggling to provide for their families. There are several options such as welfare, snap benefits program, food banks, thrift stores, and many others that help lighten the stressful financial load of raising children....   [tags: medicaid, chip, raising children, teens]
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The Welfare System - The welfare system, its overall perceptions, and is it really helping everyone that really needs it, and are there those that are abusing it. Who decides who gets coverage, what type of assistance, should there be some sort of drug screening policy, how would we get rid of the welfare abusers, and should we continue to provide aide outside the US, while our citizens are barely getting by. There are upwards of eighty (80) federal welfare type programs available to American citizens and illegal aliens in the United States....   [tags: social security, medicaid]
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The American Recovery and Reinvestmant Act - The American Recovery and Reinvestmant Act, along with the Affordable Care Act, have mandated a change in the business of health care. Federal reimbursement is now based on prevention and patient outcomes. Our class web links to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services(CMS.gov) and Institute for Healthcare Improvement (ihi.org) have a wealth of information on how we are going to change our current health care delivery system. The president of Institute for Healthcare Improvement Pat Rutherford, has a video on how our system is going to change-It’s Art & Science....   [tags: affordable care act, medicare, medicaid]
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Drug Testing and Public Assistance - Our country has faced many issues in Social Welfare and many of these issues have become a hot topic around the drinking fountain at work. Everything from the viability of social security, unemployment insurance, supplemental security income, medicare and medicaid, private insurance and the managed care system, section 8 housing assistance, and food stamps and temporary assistance to needy families. These issues generate a lot of strong feelings on either side. In this paper I will be discussing arguments for and against drug testing for welfare recipients, particularly recipients of food stamps and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families....   [tags: social welfare, food stamps, medicaid]
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Should the United States Provide Affordable Healthcare for US citizens - U.S citizens should be given the opportunity of having affordable health insurance such as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), because it will allow proper medical attention for Americans, and benefits the overall health of America. The ACA, better known as Obamacare, is a government act enforcing laws that all American citizen and business owners to purchase healthcare insurance, or pay an annual penalty for not doing so. The health care act benefits Americans immensely by providing affordable healthcare for Americans living below the poverty line and expanding medicaid coverage to more citizen....   [tags: medicaid, affordable care act, health insurance]
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Medicare and Medicaide - Medicare and Medicaid together "are the single biggest contributor to [the United States] long term [budget] deficit." This idea was expressed by President Obama during his 2011 state of the Union Speech. After saying this, the president said that health care costs need to be reduced, including these two services. Medicare and Medicaid are beneficial to those who receive their services, and the criteria for eligibility currently allow many to qualify for either program. This is most likely the cause of the major deficit that the president spoke of....   [tags: Health Care, Social Security]
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Challenges of Health Care and the Aging Population - As the population of the United States ages and lifespan increases, the U.S. is being faced with challenges that could either hurt the country or benefit it if plans are executed correctly. By the year 2050, more than thirty-two million Americans will be over the age eighty and the share of the 80-plus generation will have doubled to 7.4 percent. Health care and aging population has become a great deal considering the impact it is having on the U.S. The United States is heading into another century with an outstanding percentage of people within the aging population....   [tags: retirement, medicare, medicaid]
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Health care reinbursement - Health care is one of the major concerns for Americans in the contemporary world. Terrorism remained a grave issue for years after 9/11 attacks. The economic recession, however, changed the scenario as several large, medium, and small enterprises were confronting financial challenges. Some firms closed while others reduced their operations. Resultantly, rate of unemployment increased placing significant burden on the national economy. Rising costs and access to health care has become major concerns emphasizing introducing reforms....   [tags: Medicaid Program, American Medical Reform]
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Mental Poverty: The degradation of the mental health in America - In the United States mental health is avoided by political and societal elites. Mental health should be a priority to combat the cyclical nature of poverty, drug addiction, and mental illness. The underprivileged are disproportionately affected by mental illnesses. Due to the Affordable Care Act, states are in a position to expand Medicaid and thus mental healthcare to those that need it most. Without the support of state legislatures though, many of the poorest Americans are not afforded amenities and remain in poverty, deprived of healthcare....   [tags: United States, Mental Health, Political, Social]
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We Must Reduce Spending on Health Services and SNAP -  The United States is a powerhouse country. We are one of the most advanced and largest countries in the world. The 317,000,000 population has given us advantages and disadvantages. In 2013 our gross domestic product was $16.335 trillion dollars. Despite the incredible gross domestic product, we will spend $811 billion this year on medicare and medicaid according to the government. Experts estimate the by the year 2021, 46% of Americans will solely rely on the government for healthcare. With the government healthcare is also the SNAP program....   [tags: Government Debt Essays]
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Emergency Room Overutilization - Emergency room over utilization is one of the leading causes of today’s ever increasing healthcare costs. The majority of the patients seen in emergency rooms across the nation are Medicaid recipients, for non-emergent reasons. The federal government initiated Medicaid Managed Care programs to offer better healthcare delivery, adequately compensate providers and reduce healthcare costs. Has Medicaid Managed Care addressed the issues and solved the problem. The answer is ‘Yes’ and ‘No’. Throughout the early 1980’s and 1990’s the Federal Medicaid program was challenged by rapidly rising Medicaid program costs and an increasing number of uninsured population....   [tags: Emergency Room Misuse]
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Florida Agency For Health Care Administration - The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) is a regulatory agency in Florida which was created under the Health Care Reform Acts of 1992. The purpose of the Health Reform Acts of 1992 was to ensure efficient quality and affordable health care services were available to all Floridians by the end of 1994. Florida, in the 1980’s, had a very large population of uninsured residents and a large population of senior citizen, practically all of whom are insured by Medicare; and its Medicare expenditures per eligible beneficiary were the highest in the nation (Florida Agency For Health Care Administration)....   [tags: regulatory agency, ]
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The Evolution of Federal Healthcare - For what reasons were Medicare and Medicaid formed in the United States. Medicare was initially amended along with Medicaid and social security in the mid 1960’s. The motive behind this Act was to ensure that all people of America either elderly, poor, or both would be able to receive health care. Lyndon B. Johnson was the President to sign this bill in 1965. He was clearly in all favor of this program and congress undoubtedly agreed as well because it was passed by them as well. These Medicare and Medicaid programs are able to provide many needy Americans with benefits they could not acquire....   [tags: Political Science]
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Welfare Reform: A Matter Of Justice - Welfare Reform: A Matter of Justice Medicaid. It is the United States Federal Government program to aid states in providing health care to the poor and impoverished who otherwise could not receive proper medical care. In 1995 the federal government spent a total of $77.4 Billion on Medicaid. This is up almost 300 percent from $20.1 Billion in 1984, only 10 years earlier. In the same 10 years state spending on Medicaid rose over 250 percent from $16.5 Billion to $58.2 Billion. Under the current Medicaid programs, Medicaid spending will increase at an annual rate of 10 percent, to an estimated $262 Billion by the year 2002....   [tags: essays research papers] 1683 words
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ACA and HIV/AIDS - The government is changing again this time it will affect the medical care and housing that HIV/AIDS patients get. It has been announced that as of January 1, 2014, that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will come into action (Munar 25). This action will change many people’s lives that live with HIV/AIDS. Their rent will be paid and distributed differently under a new program guidelines through Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA) which is paid through Housing and Urban Development (HUD) (HUD.org)....   [tags: Medical Care, Housing Patients]
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Federal Public Health and The Affordable Care Act and Public Health Reform - ... The ACA guides the creation of a national prevention and health promotion strategy that incorporates the most effective and achievable methods to improve the health status of Americans and reduce the incidence of preventable illness and disability in the United States (Medicaid, 2010). It also supports health promotion efforts at the local, state, and federal levels. The ACA relies on the modernization of small businesses and state and local governments to find the best ways to improve wellness in the workplace and in our communities....   [tags: State, Health, Department]
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Role of the States In Health Care Policy - The government’s responsibilities concerning health care has grown over the last 100 years. After the Great Depression, Social Security was formed; and in the 1960s, Medicare and Medicaid were enacted. Federal responsibilities grew until the “New Federalism” of the 1990s increased reliance on the states for health care (Longest, 2010, pp. 30-33). Smaller, more local government can represent its citizen’s values better, and it knows the nature of its citizens’ problems. The New Federalism did not significantly change health policy; it gave the states more authority in setting policy and more flexibility in administering programs (Longest, 2010, pp....   [tags: State's Role in Health Care]
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Mental Health Policy for Children in Poverty - When relating mental health policies and children living in poverty, the availability of financial coverage for mental health illness is usually a barrier to care. Studies have proven that poor family access to mental health care is because of health policies that do not support access. For example, in a study done by Gyamfi, he points out that “despite receipt of Medicaid and SSI, poor families received fewer services in general. He pointed out that, although it is easier to participate in Medicaid than SSI due to eligibility criteria, it has been well documented that as welfare caseloads decline, so does enrollment in Medicaid, which in consequent means that many people are losing health i...   [tags: politics, health care]
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Healthcare Reform Bill - My grandmother was diagnosed with Leukemia and Lymphoma of the blood on December 13th 2008. For two months my family and I watched my grandmother deteriorate in her hospital bed. No matter how many blood transfusions or chemotherapy she went through it was not enough to save her, she died on February 13, 2008. If it had not been for our family providing additional medical costs, she would not have been alive as long as she was. Unfortunately, not every American can afford to finance additional expensive procedures....   [tags: Healthcare, Healthcare Reform, USA, ]
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America Cannot Afford Illegal Immigrants - America has a national debt of approximately 14 trillion dollars. What can our country do to stop this spending. Statistics show that 338.3 billion dollars are spent on illegal immigrants in America annually. (3) This amount alone would be enough to stimulate the economy for the real citizens of this country. If we were to tighten border security, we would be able to cut down our debt. Therefore, to minimize national debt, America should tighten border security and thus stop spending money on welfare, Medicaid, and education for illegal immigrants....   [tags: Illegal Immigration Essays]
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Undocumented Immigrants Should NOT Receive Public Assistance - Introduction There are over twelve million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. Many came to America to work, go to school, or be reunited with family members who are already residing here. Most migrants want to work and pursue the “American dream”. There are many barriers for residents to achieving success at the work and life balance. The immigrants fall back on public assistance to support them. Background Immigrants must overcome many barriers to succeed in America. First, migrants frequently must learn a new language....   [tags: Mexican immigrants, illegal immigrants]
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A Health Care Emergency - In the recent years, health care has become a gradually uprising issue in America. America’s government health care plans, Medicare and Medicaid, are being criticized as horrible and expensive when compared to health care plans in other countries. Thus, our current president, President Obama, is relentlessly trying to repair the plans to conform to the wishes of the nation in which he leads. First off, Medicare and Medicaid are somewhat similar, but have a few, slight differences. Both Medicaid and Medicare were founded in 1965 as a part of the Social Security Act Amendment....   [tags: Health Care]
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Policy Issues in Telehealth - Policy Issues in Telehealth The purpose of telemedicine is to remove distance as a barrier to health care. While telehealth is an accepted resource to bridge the gap between local and global health care, integrating telehealth into existing health infrastructures presents a challenge for both governments and policy makers (HRSA, 2011). Today there are policy barriers that prevent the expansion of telehealth, including reimbursement issues raised by Medicare and private payers, state licensure, and liability and privacy concerns....   [tags: Health Care ]
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The Federal Anti-Kickback Statute - In the United States, healthcare fraud and abuse are significant factor associated with increasing health care costs. It is estimated that federal government spends billions of dollars on the health care cost (Edwards & DeHaven, 2009). Despite the seriousness of fraud and abuse offenses, increasing numbers of healthcare providers are seeking new and more profitable ways to build business relationships. These relationships include hospital mergers, hospital-physician joint ventures, and different types of hospital-affiliated physician networks to cover the rising cost of health care (Showalter, 2007, p 111-114)....   [tags: Health Care]
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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is the real title of the bill, enacted in 2009. It is far better known as The Affordable Care Act or Obamacare. This bill represents the biggest revolution and improvement, or at least an attempt towards it, in the health care of the United States of America since the passage of Medicaid and Medicare in 1965. The main purpose of the ACA implementation was, as the bill states in its title, to make: ˝ Quality, Affordable Health Care for All Americans˝ possible....   [tags: obamacare, improvement, insurance]
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Health Care Fraud - Summary and Conclusion This study sought to answer three research questions. Although the questions have been presented in previous chapters, they are worth presenting again.  What are the major federal laws and policies related to health care fraud.  How have these laws and policies been used to control fraud, waste, and abuse in federal health care programs. • What are the impacts of these laws and policies on the war against health care fraud. To address the questions comprehensively, the researcher conducted a historical research that blended the research elements of documentary research and content analysis....   [tags: Health Care ]
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Affordable Healthcare Act - Legislation, which is supposed to make insurance coverage a requirement and increase help from Medicaid through 2020, will play a large role in increasing the percentage of insured to 90 percent. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), which was signed into law on March 23, 2010, is the leading contender in making this legislation a reality (Gentrie). The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is also called Obamacare which refers to the president’s role in pushing this legislation into action....   [tags: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act]
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Maternal-Child Data for Hardin County, Kentucky and the U.S. - In 2012, there were a total of 3,952,841 births in the United States and of these, 55,758 were born in the state of Kentucky (Martin et al., 2013). Hardin County, Kentucky is the home of about 107,025 people (Kentucky Health Facts, 2008). The main cities that make up Hardin County include Elizabethtown, Radcliff, and Fort Knox. Hardin County is considered a rural community. The majority of all births in Hardin County occur in a hospital or at home. The community of Hardin County Kentucky extends residents the choice of a hospital delivery or a home delivery....   [tags: certified midwifes, births]
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The Impact of The Affordable Care Act - Throughout the 20th century and into the 21st century the United States has always had a realization that there was a problem with obtaining affordable health insurance. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) also known as Obamacare, was signed into law in March 2010. This law enables people who were unable to afford healthcare the ability to obtain a healthcare plan at an affordable rate. In 2009 a survey was taken as to the amount of people in the United States that carried health insurance....   [tags: native americans, minorities, health insurance]
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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Introduction The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law in 2010. This paper summarizes three provisions of the ACA and analyzes the financial implications these provisions might have on the healthcare industry and U.S. economy. The three provisions are: the expansion of Public Programs, tax changes related to health insurance or financing health reform, and changes to private insurance. Expansion of Public Programs Under the Affordable Care Act the provision of “Expansion of Public Programs” exists to make changes to Medicaid and CHIP....   [tags: public health, healthcare industry, uninsured]
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The Misdiagnosis of Children with ADHD - ... • Lastly, it can be determined if there is a relationship when exploring the variables of misdiagnosing children with ADHD as it relates to the psychological, emotional, social, and economic challenges that parents, guardians, and teachers experience when caring for mentally ill children. Research Design This study used a correlation research design to describe in quantitative terms to the degree which the variables under investigation were related and to use the relationship to make predictions....   [tags: psychological, emotional, socioeconomic challenges]
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Various Social Issues - Mid-Term Exam 1. Students have traditionally called attention to social problems by organizing demonstrations, rallies, protests, and debates on their campuses. Throughout the years there have been many issues that have drawn the support of students such as civil rights, economic and political oppression, wars, genocides, and one of the “newer” issues, gay rights/ marriage equality. In today’s society, I believe students will support causes that are relevant to their way of life (supporting the LGBT cause, for / against war in a certain country, as well as other issues such as economic and gender inequality)....   [tags: Social Issues] 1132 words
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