Aspen University Health Policy and Healthcare Coverage Gap Presentation

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Healthcare Coverage Gap

The ACA was meant to provide quality health care coverage for all yet a coverage gap for some populations especially in states that oppose Medicaid expansion. Based on what you have learned so far in this course, create a PowerPoint presentation that addresses the coverage gap problem, who is impacted by the coverage gap, the role the ACA plays in the coverage gap, why the coverage gap should be closed, and solutions/ recommendations for closing the gap. Address the following in your PowerPoint:

  • Select one state opposed to Medicaid expansion and describe why. Then, consider your own state. What are the benefits and drawbacks to Medicaid expansion in your state?
  • Define what the coverage gap is (problem/issue)
  • Discuss how the coverage gap impact low income healthcare consumers population.
  • What role does the ACA have in widening or closing the coverage gap?
  • Why is it important to close the gap (implications for positive social change)?
  • What are some solutions to closing the coverage gap and how can healthcare equity help close the gap? Include recommendations and/or solutions.

Your PowerPoint presentation should include/address:

  • Title Slide (1 slide)
  • Objectives Slide (1 slide)
  • Medicaid expansion (1-2 slides)
  • Coverage gap - define/problem/issue (1-2 slides)
  • Coverage gap impact on low income healthcare consumers (2-3 slides)
  • Role ACA has in widening or closing the coverage gap (1-2 slides)
  • Close the gap (1-2 slides)
  • Solutions to closing the coverage gap and how can healthcare equity help close the gap? (2-3 slides)
  • Reference slide (1-2 slides).

Assignment Expectations

Length: 9-14 slides (in addition to the title slide and reference slides)

Structure: Include a title slide and reference slide in APA format. These do not count towards the minimum slide count for this assignment. Your presentation must include an objectives slide. Be sure to fully explain all slides in the Speaker Notes.

References: Use the appropriate APA style in-text citations and references for all resources utilized to answer the questions. A minimum of three (3) scholarly sources are required for this assignment.

Format: Save your assignment as a Microsoft PowerPoint document (.pptx) or a PDF document (.pdf).

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Health Coverage Gap


Analyze the Medicaid expansion and its states

Analyze the Medicaid coverage gap and the problems faced by people in this gap.

Discuss the role of ACA in widening or narrowing the gap.

Recommend possible solutions to reduce the coverage gap

Medicaid expansion

Medicaid expansion is a move by the federal government to promote access to healthcare insurance to
more Americans in the low income group.

Georgia is one of the states that are yet to accept the Medicaid expansion

Reasons for the refusal;

The expansion is costly and thus a blow on the state’s finances.

The success of the Medicaid expansion is dependent on whether the government can fix individual markets.

About 60% of its citizen are above the threshold and thus wont qualify for the expansion.

The coverage by Medicaid is almost the same to having no healthcare insurance.

Medicaid expansion cont’d

Benefits to states that accept Medicaid expansion include;

Increased access to better healthcare (Antonisse et al., 2018).

Better access to behavioral services (i.e., with regards to opioid addiction and mental health)


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