Medicaid and the Middle Class

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Medicaid and the Middle Class

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Part I: Medicaid is not just for low-income people. The American middle class benefits significantly from the Medicaid program. In a 5 page synopsis, analyze a specific Medicaid program that seeks to benefit the middle class in the state in which you reside. Please keep in mind the position and facility you selected. Make sure to include the following:

  1. Discuss the purpose of the program.
  2. Describe whether the program is effective and offer evidence to support your rationale.
  3. Discuss other viewpoints or opposing viewpoints to the program.
  4. This portion of your assignment will require you to research and examine information from various sources. Use a minimum of five credible sources for your paper, with three being an academic source from the Rasmussen College Online Library (don't forget to include in-text citations throughout your paper with paraphrasing or quoting)
  5. Make sure to include your APA formatted reference page.

Part II: It's tough for healthcare professionals to keep up with all the programs offered through the government. Based on the position and facility you selected( Director of Admissions @ Rasmussen Region Hospital), create a one-page information sheet for our staff that they can use to answer questions.

  1. The information sheet should give your staff enough information to have an educated conversation with a patient about their healthcare coverage options through Medicaid.
  2. Make sure to use audience specific language and tone in your information sheet. Remember, you are writing this information sheet for your staff.
  3. Be creative and make your information sheet fun and organized.

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chemtai
School: New York University

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Running head: MEDICAID

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Medicaid
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Medicaid
Medicaid was an initiative by former President Barack Obama under the Affordable Care
Act that is under review by Congress in a bid to decide whether to replace the act. The Medicaid
program was formally conceptualized to cater to the lives of low-income earners as well as the
elderly in society. Medicaid has proven to be an effective program as statistics show it covers 1
in every five Americans thereby covering 74 million Americans. The program was later
expanded to include the middle class. However, with the proposition of the House’s proposed
American Health Care Act, the probability is that the Obama Care will be eradicated or simply
phased out through replacement.
The Medicaid program has since been expanded in North Dakota amongst other states
where the Governor argues it is up to respective governors to achieve flexibility and determine
how the Medicaid funds are spent. With the expansion of the program both adults and children
living above the poverty line will be covered through accessible dental checkups, health
insurance that is affordable as well as insurance plans made available to the people (Silva, 2017
)Initially the Medicaid program was meant to cover millions of Americans with low income
including pregnant women, children, disabled people and the elderly through granting health
coverage. The program is administered to various states strictly abiding by the requirements laid
down by the federal government which funds the program jointly with other states (Medicaid,
2017).
Alabama Medicaid
The effectiveness of the program

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Without the help of the Medicaid program, many Americans would be faced with
challenges as they wouldn’t have access to insurance and would therefore either be uninsured or
even underinsured. The program covers an average of one in five Americans which goes to show
how effective the program really is. The expansion by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would
make it such that the Medicaid program reached a multitude of adults with low income who had
been excluded from the coverage prior while at the same time it made federal funding accessible
to the states adopting the expansion. Albeit the program facing challenges from President Donald
Trump’s presidency as well as some GOP leaders who are seeking to implement changes to the
program, the program has since shown great promise in accounting for the health of numerous
Americans under the Medicaid program (Paradise, 2017).
Medicaid is very effective with regard to cost in such a manner that it makes health
coverage accessibl...

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Thanks, good work

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