Medicaid and Medicare Analytical Essay by Nicky

A critical examination of the Medicaid and Medicare government healthcare programs.
# 146128 | 1,609 words | 3 sources | APA | 2010 | US

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In the first section of the paper, the writer overviews the Medicaid and Medicare programs, including their history, the populations they serve, factors that discourage physician participation and their administrative and operational difficulties. In the second section of this paper, the writer explores the potential impact of improvements to these programs, and in the third section, the writer outlines five key initiatives to help organizations mitigate the risks involved with these programs. The writer includes an outline of the paper.

Part 1
Medicaid and Medicare
Utilization Patterns
Part 2
The Impact of the Proposed Trends
Part 3

From the Paper:

"Medicaid and Medicare have been created in response of a perceived need among those who could not afford health care. The statutes under these two structure provide the poor and elderly with access to health care programs, in order to provide them with high quality care at lower costs. According to Jessie L. Tucker (2002, p. 754), the purpose of the programs under Medicaid and Medicare is to reduce the disparity between healthcare quality for the rich and what is provided for the poor. This is done by means of a two-fold approach."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Fell, Daniel. (2001). 25 marketing assumptions for new economy health care leaders. Marketing Health Services. Vol. 21, Iss 2.
  • Plaza, Beatriz, Barona, Ana Beatriz, Hearst, Norman. (2001, Dec). Managed competition for the poor or poorly managed competition? Health and Policy Planning. Vol. 16, Iss. 2.
  • Tucker, Jessie L. (2002). Factors influencing physician participation in Medicaid in the USA. International Journal of Social Economics. Vol. 29, Iss. 9/10.

Cite this Analytical Essay:

APA Format

Medicaid and Medicare (2010, December 18) Retrieved March 25, 2023, from

MLA Format

"Medicaid and Medicare" 18 December 2010. Web. 25 March. 2023. <>