After reviewing this week’s content, consider the following:
Analyze how ACA Medicaid (Medicaid expansion) differs from other Medicaid programs.
What problem(s) was the Medicare program originally intended to solve?
Analyze the differences between Medicare and Medicaid.
Why have financial considerations been important to the politics of policy.
Analyze Medicare for all and how would it impact the current Medicare program.
For your post, we will have a debate:
Take a side on the following topic: Is health care a privilege?
Support your position based on current literature and content from this week.
Policy and Politics for Nurses and Other Health Professionals
Chapter 11, “Medicare: Protector to Innovator”
Chapter 12, “Medicaid and the Financing of Care for Vulnerable Populations: A Story of Misconceptions”
Brill, S. (2013, April 4). Bitter pill: Why medical bills are killing us. Time.
Gale, A. H. (2015). Fifty years of Medicare: The good and the bad. Missouri Medicine, 112(4), 252–257.