Difference Between Medicare And Medicaid

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Even though the United States is one of the wealthiest countries in the world and it spends far more per person on health care than any other nation, its people are not the healthiest. The U.S. spends over $2.5 trillion per year on health care (Cummings, 2015). Currently, the US government funds two types of health plans: Medicare and Medicaid. These are intended to help the elderly, disabled, poor, and young. These programs help those who are unable to pay for health insurance and cover expenses that may not be covered by their own insurance. The disadvantage of having Medicare or Medicaid is that not all doctors accept this insurance and it has been linked with receiving substandard care by those caregivers who do accept them. The basic Medicare policy is often not enough coverage as it only covers about 64% of a person’s health care costs (“What is the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid?,”2016) . It does not cover deductibles, co-pays, and additional insurance (“What is the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid?,” 2016). In 2014, the ACA was implemented. This lowered the number of people who did not have health insurance. Under the ACA, individuals can shop for new health insurance plans on exchanges, or health insurance marketplaces, so as to find the best plan for them both financially and one that meets their overall health needs (Cummings, 2015).
Similarly to the U.S.’s Affordable Care Act, Chile recently implemented the AUGE reform with the objective of
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