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Medicare/Medicaid Managed Care Plans

Write a three- to five-page double-spaced paper (excluding title and reference pages), addressing the following:

  • Distinguish the roles of Medicare and Medicaid managed care plans in the healthcare delivery system.
  • Assess the similarities and differences between Medicare and Medicaid managed care plans by comparing (a) strengths, weaknesses, and incentives; (b) commitment to access; and (c) risks to the consumers.
  • Synthesize two recommendations for improvement, including your justification, of each managed care plan. (You should have a total of four recommendations for both Medicare and Medicaid managed care plans.)

The Medicare/Medicaid Managed Care Plans assignment

  • Must be three to five double-spaced pages in length (excluding title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph.
  • Must use at least three scholarly, peer-reviewed, and/or other credible sources in addition to the course text.
  • Must document all sources in APA style as outlined
  • Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined

Tutor Answer

School: UC Berkeley



Medicare/Medicaid Managed Care Plans
Student’s Name
Institution Affiliation




Although both Medicare and Medicaid are programs run by the US government and initiated
in 1965, there exists a disparity between the two managed care plans. The two programs were
meant to ensure that less privileged Americans such as low-income earners, disabled persons and
the elderly have medical insurance coverage. President Lyndon Johnson had a vision of
addressing the healthcare needs of all Americans (Ridge, 2007). The financial burden in the
healthcare sector would, therefore, be shared between the less fortunate and the privileged
persons in the society.
Roles of Medicare and Medicaid
Medicare is a nationwide program run by the federal government and targets to ensure that
all person above 65 years of age has health insurance coverage regardless of their income level.
This program also covers all persons who have severe disabilities irrespective of their age.
Patients who undergo dialysis and those suffering from Lou Gehrig’s disease are also covered by
the Medicare health program (Jones & Lewin, 1996). Additionally, persons who have been
enlisted for the 2-year consecutive social security disability benefits are also entitled to
Medicare. However, beneficiaries must be legal US citi...

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