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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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Lauisiana Expansion on the Medicaid Healthcare - ... Due to this expansion, the state would pay less for the medical treatment of uninsured residents at public hospitals, and the Department of Health and Hospitals predict a huge savings in the year of 2014 by millions of dollars. Under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, the federal government will pay 100 percent of the expanded Medicaid costs for the first three years, 2014 through 2016 (More reasons to expand Medicaid, 2013). After 2016, the state would pay a small share of about 10 percent in 2020 and beyond....   [tags: benefit, healthcare, incomes] 2052 words
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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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Medicaid, a Medical Program, and Obamacare - ... Without the expansion of Medicaid, however, hospitals will still have to provide care to lots of uninsured patients, but they will have to do it on tighter budgets. The financial stress is already evident. Recently, for example, the Virginia Commonwealth University and University of Virginia health systems indicated that their ability to serve low-income patients could be in jeopardy if Virginia fails to expand its Medicaid program to serve 250,000 uninsured Virginians. It will be worse for a number of hospitals that simply won’t be able to survive – especially in rural areas....   [tags: low-income, health care, premiums] 966 words
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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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Medical Insurance and Medicaid - ... They also decided that the states that agree on the expansion of Medicaid coverage will have to obey the new rules and the states that refuse to participate in the Medicaid expansion will not lose all of its Medicaid funds, but will have the option to continue under its current, non-expanded plan. As of March 2014, there are 27 states that are implementing the expansion, 19 states that are not moving forward, and 5 states that are still in open debate. For the states that do not expand their Medicaid, there will be millions of poor, uninsured adults whose incomes are above the Medicaid eligibility level but below the poverty level....   [tags: social health care program] 1555 words
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Medicaid Managed Health Plans - ... MEDICAID ADVANTAGE PLAN AND MEDICAID MANAGED CARE 3 Introduction In 1972 and 1975, Legislation enacted a law allowing the State of California to license the Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) to enrolled Medical beneficiaries. It wasn’t till 1990 that California decided to enrolled Medical beneficiaries into managed care. Today, more that 50 percent of Medical beneficiaries are enroll in a managed care....   [tags: health care program for low income families] 701 words
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Health Insurance Programs: Medicaid - ... Someone who is automatically eligible for Medicaid is if they receive supplemental security income, work first family assistance, state/county special assistance for the aged or disabled, and special assistance to the blind (NCDHHS, 2014). It is important to understand that Medicaid does not provide medical assistance for all the poor. There are three groups that qualify for Medicaid eligibility. These three groups are the categorically needy, medically needy, and special groups (Green & Rowell, 2013)....   [tags: seniors, children, disabilities]
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Medicare and Medicaid Expansion - ... A cap would take care away from those who need it most because of these expenses. Another argument in favor of vouchers is that the funding for Medicare will run out. The Department of Health and Human Services has made strides to reduce Medicare fraud, which has kept around $15 billion in the Medicare Trust Fund. The Affordable Care Act has helped over 6 million seniors save $1,000 each on prescription drugs. Additionally, over 16.5 million have received preventive services without paying any out-of-pocket costs....   [tags: Voucher Program, Effects]
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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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The Whistleblower of the State of Georgia Medicaid Program - ... They can also be made to pay substantial fines to the State of Georgia. The State of Georgia may be affected by an increase in the cost of the overall Medicaid program which poses a threat to the quantity of services provided through the Medicaid program. The Chief Financial Officer may be affected by risking integrity, credibility, and his career. Analysis: The virtue based approach looks inward at the qualities; “what would a good person do?” A good person would be honest by breaking his silence and report fraudulent practices that violate anti-kickback statutes of the Medicaid law and still remain loyal to his employers (Svara, 2007, pg., 49)....   [tags: authority, misconduct, behavior, ]
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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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Medicare and Medicaid Meaninful Use Stage - ... CMS recently launched an online calculator, practitioners can enter data regarding when their EHR was installed and the time when they first attested, the website will calculate and displays the path to Meaningful Use by calendar year. Updated stage 1 for 2013 Several factors required to meet the Meaningful Use Stage 1 have been updated for the year 2013. First of all is CPOE (computerized physician order entry).before reporting was based on a percentage of patients for which medication has been prescribed electronically 30% for stage 1....   [tags: optometrists, electronic health records] 981 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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It Is Time to Expand Medicaid Coverage in South Carolina - ... “Here in South Carolina we have one of the lowest life expectancies and highest infant mortality rates in the U.S. With such high costs and such poor outcomes, why would we through more money at the system without first demanding improved efficiency, quality, and accessibility. As long as I am governor, South Carolina will not implement the public policy disaster that is Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion” (Hoogendyk, 2013). That makes for good sound bites during a conservative-state’s election cycle, but even the South Carolina’s medical establishment believes Haley and the legislature should change course....   [tags: Affordable Care Act]
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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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What Does the Law Say about Medicare/Medicaid Paying for Assistive Care? - ... A typical assisted living community will cover “3 square meals a day, 24-hour supervision, personal care assistance in bathing, dressing, grooming and feeding, housekeeping and laundry, transportation, on-site health medical and therapeutic services, security and emergency all systems, health and exercise programs, social, cultural and educational activities as well as the social life that most elderly residents are lacking while living on their own.” (Assistive Living Facilities) When a new resident moves into a community, they are treated as though they are still living and leading an independent life to the extent that they are willing to do so....   [tags: healthcare for the elderly]
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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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The Question of Health Care Access for Children - ... yearly income, scheduling for the face to face monthly interviews that many states require, having to take time away from work, transportation issues/costs, and possible psychological issues (stigma). Another aspect to consider is whether or not the mother or siblings have health care coverage. Studies done by Dr. Benjamin Sommers have found that there is a significant difference in enrollment if the child’s family members, especially the mother, has healthcare. This could be something for policy makers to take into consideration when changes are made to the existing programs....   [tags: medicaid CHIP program]
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Future Direction in Healthcare in America - ... For instance, an inpatient at the hospital may receive the wrong dosage of medicine due to an electronic malfunction error in the computer. The process of change highlights issues of data security and access, the lack of which would clearly be defined as an error, and could have significant implications for patient safety. (Boaden & Joyce 2006) The main two health services are Medicare and Medicaid; however, these programs support different financial needs. In 1965 Medicare was created as a social security act primarily for people with disabilities and elders over the age of 65....   [tags: future funding, Medicaid, Medicare]
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Inherent Problems in the Pittsburg Metropolitan Statistical Area - ... The Portland, Oregon-based Metropolitan Service District is one such example where an elected body has regulatory authority over an area covering three counties and twenty-five municipalities located within the Portland metropolitan area (Smith, Greenblatt and Mariani 469). • Regional councils include municipalities and school districts and provide federal, state and local programs throughout MSAs, and have become quite essential in regions throughout the country for purposes of regional policy development and implementation as well as planning for issues related to housing, social services and land use (Smith, Greenblatt and Mariani 469-470)....   [tags: medicaid, reimbursements, government]
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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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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - ... Obamacare itself does not replace your current insurance, or Medicare, or Medicaid. It rather regulates health insurance from faulty practices. Now, how does Obamacare affect businesses. To start we will take a look at the negatives. Some economists fear that over time it may inhibit employment and employment growth. It is not supposed to affect small businesses with less than 50 employees. However, what this means is that these small businesses could well be hesitant to expand over that magic number of 50....   [tags: medicaid, business, goal] 733 words
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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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Components of the Quality of Healthcare - ... The National Quality Forum (NQF) is a national organization that represents the consensus of many groups including healthcare providers, federal agencies, and consumer groups and sets national standards. The National Committee for Quality Assurance has been a central organization in health care improvement. One of its most widely known measurement sets is the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS), a set of measures that are used by more than 90 percent of U.S. health plans to measure performance on important dimensions of care and service divided among eight domains (NCQA)....   [tags: Medicare & Medicaid services]
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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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What´s The Obamacare Act - ... The biggest changes will be for those who work with bigger companies and are not covered, The government will require companies with Fifty or more employers to cover full time workers or pay a penalty, more workers will find themselves covered. Smaller employers will not be facing the same penalty for refusing to buy insurance, but they will be encouraged to do so, The government will be setting up special marketplaces to make it easier for small employers to get insurance. Some will be offered temporary tax- breaks....   [tags: healthcare system, medicare, medicaid] 1147 words
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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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Is Free Healthcare a Good Thing? - ... Unless you had a job with health care benefits, you had to pay full price for medical services. Before Obamacare the health care system in America was very expensive and many families were put in desperate situations of risking their lives and their families lives by not getting medical insurance. Many people tried fighting the system for better opportunities to obtain health insurance, congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy is a strong believer about improving the health care system. She stated the facts, for example how companies over the years from 1998 to 2008 have offered less and less health insurance, 46 million American are uninsured due to the cost of insurance, and the Americans who ar...   [tags: obamacare act, 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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Introduction of New Technology in The Healthcare Industry - ... The project faced some limitations. The two basic limitations were results of the low level on the providers’ adoption of the portal and the characteristics of the population served. More specifically, the population may face difficulties on access on Internet or a computer. Furthermore, the providers sometimes are not willing to use the portal in addition to the Electronic Health Records program they are using, as it was mentioned in the communication with Ms. Yandleen. Organizational Background Aetna Medicaid Administrators LLC, that includes Aetna Better Health, IL, was acquired by Aetna in 2007 and has become the company’s national Medicaid subsidiary....   [tags: information systems, data analysis, applications] 1775 words
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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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Policy Paper on American Healthcare - ... Taking a closer look at the men group, it can be noted that men in the United States are more likely to have a higher obesity rate, cardiovascular diseases, and Diabetes than women do. (KFF 2013)When looking at the percent of men that have not had routine check-ups in more than two years versus the women, the men again had a higher percentage. It is likely that the reason these men are not going to visit the doctor is because of lack of insurance. Statistics from KFF have shown that only 17.9% of women do not have, while 22.4% of men have no insurance....   [tags: insurance, factors, needs, system, priviledge] 889 words
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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 - ... What is remarkable for the public health sector is the ACA’s emphasis on prevention and population health in the act. 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] 1744 words
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Obama Care: Affordable Health Care Insurance for All - ... This is called the Individual Mandate, and in 2014 the requirement will be as follows; to keep the current insurance, purchase an insurance plan, get an exemption, or face a tax penalty. What does this mean for the average American. Well, the good news is that approximately eighty-five percent already have policies in place. Those with Medicaid, or Medicare will make no changes, another part of this eighty-five percent, actually fifty percent receive their healthcare through their employers....   [tags: public healthcare policies] 892 words
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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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The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly ( - ... The first On Lok Center provided adult day care with medical, rehabilitation, respite, and social services. Medicaid was providing the program reimbursement for day health services by 1979. On Lok was further funded by a four-year Department of Health and Human Services demonstration grant. According to Hirth (2009), “On Lok was found to be a successful model and continued to grow and remain financially solvent, later receiving waivers from Medicare and Medicaid to provide medical services for a fixed monthly payment for every member of the program” (p....   [tags: organization, fund, patients, therapy] 517 words
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Mama Might Be Better off Dead by Laurie Kaye Abraham - ... Her diabetes had also gone untreated because she was unable to afford treatment and transportation costs to help her infection heal (Abraham, 1993). In the book, no one cared about Mrs. Jackson and it was because she was a poor women with the inability to pay. Mrs. Jackson was never a person who desired these outcomes but was left with no choice when the governmental assistance program, Medicaid, failed her over and over. There should never be a question on how poor a person has to be to receive help....   [tags: story analysis and book review] 983 words
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Strengths and Weaknesses of the US Health System - ... All of those things will make premiums higher than what’s been available previously to younger, healthier people, particularly men.. There is concern that they won’t buy into the pool, especially when the penalty for not buying the required coverage begins at just $95. Title II. The Role of Public Programs. The Act extends the Medicaid program. Beginning on January 1, 2014, all children and adults who are not entitled to Medicare and who have family incomes up to 133 percent FPL will become eligible for Medicaid....   [tags: insurance, penalty, care] 2193 words
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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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Left Out: Illegal Immigrants and Health Care - ... The Center for Immigration Studies estimates the cost of $4.3 billion per year (Asbury, 2013). The issue is a tangled one, as the government and taxpayers are paying for illegal immigrants’ healthcare, but if there is an emergency, they need the life-saving care. Those who oppose illegal immigrant health care also talk about undocumented immigrants’ place in society and the economy. It is said that illegal immigrants take American jobs, which is true. As of October 2013, 7.3% of Americans are unemployed, and that is not comprised entirely of undocumented immigrants (“Labor Force Statistics form the Current Population Survey,” 2013)....   [tags: obamacare, private insurance] 1022 words
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The Phases of Healthcare Policy Making - ... It must be reviewed if there may be some minor changes. The three phases have the capability of affecting each other because if one phase of the procedure is not carried out appropriately, the other phases more likely will deteriorate causing the whole policy to collapse (Lewis, 1999). One of primary health care policies is Medicaid. Medicare and Medicaid went through various legislative stages. In 1954, President Dwight Eisenhower had a personal sympathy for health care programs and submitted the idea to Congress....   [tags: legeslative, formulation, implementation] 1136 words
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Changes to the Medicare Program - ... When enrollees have to pay more from their own pocket, they become more at risk for having medical debt. Since women generally have a lower income than men, they are at an even higher risk for this type of debt. Some other things that will cause increased out-of-pocket expenses is the fact that Medicare does not cover payments for expensive services and supplies for people with disabilities. Medicare also does not pay for long-term care services, routine dental care and dentures, routine vision care or eyeglasses, or hearing exams and hearing aids....   [tags: insurance, health, cost] 862 words
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Heath Care Reform Under Obama - Since before Obama was in office, there have been many issues that have been debated in politics which have come to fruition. While some may have been easily passed, one issue that has gotten a lot of attention is the Health Care Reform. Access to care is a concern to all Americans young and old. We have seen many who have not had the opportunities they deserve when it comes to healthcare. Starting in 2008 with the Presidential primaries, the heated debate of health care reform has been a controversial policy which has now been passed....   [tags: affordable care act, insurance, policy] 1683 words
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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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The Health Care Industry and Its Need for Reform - ... B. Health care as a Consumer Industry Health care is a topic of significance to all of us. More significantly, it is a service market that is projected to be subject to an expanding level of needs by its consumers. All of this proposes that this industry has imperative growth promise over the next decade, and, therefore, is an attractive market for buying into in procedures and expansion. The demographic tendencies portray an industry with lots of causes to be positive about its future. Today there are roughly thirty-seven million persons aged sixty-five or older; by 2030 it may be seventy million; Between 1990 and 2010 the number of workers in America increased by thirty-three million...   [tags: decreasing costs improving outcomes] 2095 words
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Pivotal Events that Influenced the History of Healthcare - ... Sheer demand for services as the population grows (and grows older) and the research and development that is needed for continual scientific advancement is outpacing our collective ability to pay for healthcare. Everyone is a stakeholder – those accessing the system, those administering and regulating it, those providing the services, and those funding care through tax dollars and every increasing insurance premiums and coinsurance to offset the cost for individuals who can’t pay for it themselves....   [tags: medicare, insurance, scientific advancements]
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The Future of Health Care Delivery - ... Also, people are being more and more unhealthy and obese, which means a need for more wellness, prevention, and health promotion. Economic factors are playing a big part in shaping the Affordable Care Act. These include the economy, unemployment, and globalization. (Shi) These are all a big influence on the ACA and they believe that it would have a positive impact on these. They believe the Affordable Care Act would slow the rate of health care costs. The ACA would create more jobs, so there would be less unemployment....   [tags: insurance, funding, states, factor]
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Health Care Criteria Throughout the World - ... All eligible individuals pay the same monthly premium of $104.90 as of January 1st 2014. Most doctors accept Medicare and Medicare pays 80% of the bill and the individual pays the remainder 20% of the bill for doctor visits. In addition, younger people with certain disabling illnesses or injuries are also eligible for Medicare coverage as well. However, people who are under 65, and are disadvantaged, are eligible for medical coverage through Medicaid. The Medicaid programs vary from state to state, and funded by a mixture of state and federal taxes....   [tags: patients, medical coverage, HMO] 861 words
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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 across Countires - ... In HMO subscriber pay a set fee to be a patient in return for an agreement that the HMO will cover all the patient’s medical care at no additional cost. The purpose of the HMO is to keep the patient healthy by providing routine care. The healthier the patient is, the more the profit the HMO will receive. The other organization “Preferred Providers” (PPO) patients are only allowed to see doctors under this group. The uninsured who seek medical attention either go to hospital emergency rooms, public clinics, or physician offices where they pay out of pocket or are treated as charity patients....   [tags: US vs Canada and Japan]
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