Difference Between Medicare And Medicaid And The Affordable Care Act

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The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS, 2012) a subsidiary of the Department of Health and Human Services which is a federal agency of the United States of America that operate and monitor the states Medicare and Medicaid programs which was establish in 1965. According to King (2011) the intension of the Affordable Care Act is to increase accessible to insurance, increase growth of the buyer securities, emphasize prevention and health improvements, expand quality and system performance, growth of the health workforce, and control increasing expense of health care. The Affordable Care Act was establish in 2010 as reported by King (2011). A comparison and contrast of the requirements, funding and prevention of the two programs will be discuss. The purpose of this paper is state the similarities and differences between Medicare and Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act.
Requirements
According to CMS (2012) Medicaid is a combined federal and state program that aids with medical expenditures for individuals with low income and limited resources. In addition, CMS(2012) states that Medicaid covers nursing home care and personal care services, which is not covered by Medicare. Medicare is a state and federal program that covers the 65 and older populations’ medical expenditures (CMS, 2012). There are some previsions were an individual can qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid at the same time but Medicaid only reimburse after Medicare has rendered payment for the…

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