Humanities
SOC1010 Columbia Southern American Government Healthcare Program Discussion

SOC1010

Columbia Southern University

Question Description

In this unit, we learned about different institutions like family, education, religion, and health care that influence society. For the Unit VII assignment, you will answer a series of response questions applying concepts you learned in this unit and previous units regarding sociological perspectives, groups, and social structures. The following concepts in the course textbook will be useful in helping you complete the assignment: Three Sociological Perspectives (p.15), Social Class (pp. 221-234), Elements of Social Structure (pp. 96 -119), and Health Care in the United States (pp. 344 -346).

For this assignment, complete Part A, Part B, Part C, and Part D as follows:

Part A: Visit a government healthcare website and briefly discuss a current government healthcare program. Discuss at least three facts about this program. This information can be found on the government healthcare website, your textbook, or web resources.

Part B:How would a functionalist, conflict theorist, and interactionist explain the government healthcare program discussed in Part A?

Part C: Explain how two or more social structures (statuses, roles, groups, social networks, and/or social institutions) affect one’s access to quality and affordable health care in American Society.

Part D: What are your personal beliefs about the current American healthcare system? In your discussion, explain how at least two groups you belong to (e.g., family, gender, race, class, religion, and politics) influenced the development of your beliefs concerning our current healthcare system.

For this assignment, ensure you follow the requirements below:

1. Answer ALL the questions listed in Part A, Part B, Part C, and Part D in your assignment.

2. Please answer the response questions in essay-style format. You will not be rewriting each question and answering it. You will be creating an essay that addresses the response questions.

3. Use sociological terms and concepts from the textbook reading in your essay to demonstrate you understand and can apply the concepts.

4. Cite the textbook or a web source at least once in the essay. APA style in-text citations are required to show how the textbook was used in your essay. An APA style reference list containing the textbook and any other sources you cited in the assignment is also required.

The essay should be three to four pages and should use the following APA style components: APA style title page, doublespaced, 1-inch margins, and 12-point font.

textbook

Witt, J. (2016). SOC 2016 (4th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.

Final Answer

Attached.

Running head: AMERICAN HEALTHCARE

American Healthcare
Institution Affiliation
Date

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AMERICAN HEALTHCARE

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Introduction

Medicaid is a healthcare program that is provided for people whose income is limited.
The program is run jointly by the state and the federal government. The program has been
able to provide those enrolled in it with free or low-cost health coverage to many Americans
with limited incomes. Some of the funding that is used by Medicaid is provided by the
federal government which also gives the guiding principles on how the funds should be used
(Garfield et al., 2016). Each of the states has a different way in which they approach the
program with some having different factors that affect the eligibility of an individual when
they are applying to be enrolled in the program. Some of the factors that affect eligibility are
household income, the size of the family, the presence of any disability and many others. In
order for one to also qualify they must either be US citizens, a US national or have evidence
of being a permanent resident.
There are several benefits that a person who is enrolled on Medicaid receive as
opposed to those who are enrolled in Medicare. A person who is enrolled in Medicaid gets
benefits like the payment of charges incurred in nursing home care and othe...

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