Differences in Medicaid and Medicare Programs Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Differences in Medicaid and Medicare Programs
A descriptive analysis of the two federal health programs, Medicaid and Medicare.
# 132479 | 1,250 words | 1 source | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Sociology (Welfare) , Medical and Health (Public Health Issues)

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This paper focuses on the aspect of two federal health programs, explaining that Medicaid is a federal program administered at the state level that aids individuals with low-income, insufficient or no health insurance; in contrast, Medicare is a federal health insurance program that generally covers the elderly or individuals less than 65 years that have specific disabilities or end stage renal disease. The paper describes each program in terms of eligibility criteria, funding approval process, appeal procedures and scope of devices and services funded. The two are subsequently contrasted from a consumer perspective.

From the Paper:

"Franklin D. Roosevelt's financially recuperative "New Deal" and the Sheppard-Towner Act of 1921 during the Great Depression helped the American public back on the road to health. The Social Security Act of 1935 was sadly Roosevelt's (and all those who succeeded him) last efforts to establish universal financial and health security. Another try at providing universal health came in 1965 with Medicare/Medicaid; by this time until the present, however, history, economics and politics would be complicit in impeding a utopian vision of "affordable health care for all." This paper will describe each program in terms of eligibility ..."

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