Medicaid Recipients : A Program Finance Jointly By State And Federal Government

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Medicaid Recipients Devastated
Patricia McNeely
PHBE 112
APUS
January 25, 2015

Medicaid
Medicaid is a program finance jointly by State and Federal Government providing medical care and long term care to many low income families, Medicaid was created in 1965 it pays for physician, hospital bills, prescription drug cost and other health care cost for elderly, mother and children, and those with disabilities. Medicaid finances seventy-five percent of all health spending. Medicaid Recipients are devastated due to services being affected in healthcare.

Medicaid Recipient Devastated Obamacare has failed to fulfill it intended purpose and has devastated Medicaid recipients who have seen a decline in their coverage as Medicaid funds are spent elsewhere. Medicaid insurance for low-income families and children may be significantly reduced as the States struggle to balance budgets. Let’s first address some basic Medicaid tenets. Unlike Medicare, which is supported by the federal government through a special payroll tax, Medicaid is a shared state-federal program. States develops their own Medicaid programs according to local and regional needs, so eligibility criteria, benefit packages, and physician reimbursement for services can vary widely, even between neighboring states. There are in effect, fifty-one different Medicaid programs, which are detailed in state plans that are submitted to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for approval. In…

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