Medicaid is a government program that effects millions of people in the united states by providing health care. These individuals that receive these benefits include low-income adults, children, pregnant woman, the elderly, and people with disabilities (medicaid.gov). Because of the many different types of people that this program serves, it has the ability to effect many people across America. In the United States, each individual state administers and makes decision about their own medicaid program. There are certain services that the states are required to provide to a pateint with medicaid. A few, but not all, of these services are home health services, in and outpatient hospital services, X-ray services, family planning services,
Medicaid provides a comprehensive benefit package for those who enroll. The federal government requires coverage of thirteen services, including inpatient and outpatient hospital services, nursing home and home health care, and for children under the age of twenty-one. The benefits do not end there, Medicaid offers a
Medicaid has help many qualified Americans who were historically unable to access health care. At the same time, it has raised questions and controversies as how efficient is the plan overall. Various research studies were conducted and contradicting results were presented. According to Paradise and Garfield (2013), some said that having no coverage at all is better that having a Medicaid coverage. On the other hand, some expressed that Medicaid paved a way to improved health due to increased access to services that provides prevention of diseases, health maintenance, and effective treatment (Paradise & Garfield, 2013). As for me I am in favor of the later, health care access for all. It comes down to equitable distribution of resources
The benefits and drawbacks of having state health programs verses one that is uniform across the country can vary on a broad basis. Medicare and Medicaid are state and federally funded health programs; programs that must be fair and allow access to everyone across the country that are enrolled and eligible to receive such benefits. In addition, these programs have unlimited caps so that there is flexibility to continue financing care without delay. The Medicare program was designed to provide access to health care for those who are not able to afford appropriate health care and meet the needs of vulnerable communities. If it were not for the assistance of the federal government in providing states the necessary funds to continue providing health
payments, rather than an undetermined amount of federal funds given to the states. The states are also given the responsibility of deciding who is eligible for welfare and for what amount of time, though federal funds can only be provided for five years of benefits over the lifetime of the recipient. Women currently have very few options when it comes to working and caring for their children. The next section of this paper will discuss the welfare policies aimed at alleviating the struggle of women to care provide for themselves and their children.
Changes within the welfare system as a result of policy shifts and by new thinking, more generally in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), have had many methods, but the one that seemed most important, was that welfare recipients were required to do much more to justify their income support payments than before. The foundation of this new idea is that income support programs should allow individuals to maximise their participation in work. Due to the general shift in welfare administration, the number of activity test requirements an individual in Australia must meet in order to receive unemployment benefits, has expanded significantly since the early 1990s. This complex, overly bureaucratic process means that disadvantaged individuals cannot access the income support payments they require.
Medicaid is a medical assistance program for low-income Americans. It is funded partially by the federal government and partially by the state and local governments. The federal government requires that certain services be provided and sets specific eligibility requirements. Medicaid covers the following benefits required by the federal government; early and periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment services, rural health clinic services, family planning services, SNF and home health services for persons over 21 years old, physicians’ services, laboratory and x-ray services, outpatient hospital care, and inpatient hospital care. Because Medicaid is also partially run by the state and local government individual states sometimes cover services
Medicaid is a strategy implemented by the United States with the purpose of providing health programs meant to assist underprivileged individuals across the country. This is a significant social welfare program and it is under the administration of the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services. The program provides hospital and nursing services both in and outside the hospital. This makes it possible for a great deal of individuals who would otherwise be in great pain to improve their health condition and make sure that they reintegrate the social order as capable persons.
I found that after reading this article that a lot of different reasons why the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Post-Secondary Reform movements have been so successful. We always hear about students dropping out of college or not going to college because they can’t afford the tuition. The two case studies that we will talk about are Kentucky and Maine and how they succeeded in getting this reform to work.
The Medicaid program differs by state. There are dozens of ways to qualify for this state and federally funded health insurance program. There are Medicaid programs for the low-income, disabled, elderly, children, and long-term care. “Since its inception in 1965, the Medicaid program has evolved to become the largest single source of health coverage in the United States” (Crowley & Golden, 2014). From its beginnings the goal of single payer health care is on a slow roll for all citizens. Some
Social welfare programs are when society organizes efforts to meet some human needs. In the United States social welfare philosophies have changed throughout the years, and support for social welfare has gone both ways.
You noted in your post that “social welfare program was created to help individuals in society improve their own life; however, the program must also maintain control within society”. Where you surprised by the notion that programs are used to maintain control within society? I found a few passages from our weekly readings regarding the need to control society through social welfare programs a little unsettling and have spent the last day reflecting upon them trying to figure out what it is that bothers me about the passages. According to Day and Scheile (2012), “social welfare is based partly on the need to control the poor and keep works available for low-wages work” (p. 17) and “poverty does not “just happen”…The gap is maintained through
With Marcella being in a hit in run and her with the both of them serving a tragic incident which has continued from that day forth. Marcella was paralyzed from the chest down. Dave and Marcella did not have health insurance. This incident caused the family into the tangled web of means-tested social assistance. The writer even believed she knew much about means-tested assistance program. As the writer learned that these programs are really not benefiting people they are actually affecting the lives of many people who are depending on these programs. Marcella and Dave had to make a drastic change in their life by spending down their assets and drop their income to near poverty level to receive the help they need due to the American Safety net which is a program to assist with the poor. Marcella and her family will have to continue to live with these restrictions for the rest of their lives unable to save for retirement, use tax free college saving for the baby and unable to develop an emergency fund. They will not be able to enjoy life as a middle class family. In my belief the writer wanted to show that many people are going through this tragic and the prevalence of low-income work and unequal access to education have generated vast—and growing—economic inequality.
Many of the conflicting interests between different parties in the U.S. are what shaped our social welfare laws from the colonial period and after the civil war. When looking at the conflicts we faced back then, it is evident that the greater outlook in society was based off of morals and the Christian view our country was built on. These beliefs are still very prominent in our thinking as a society today although there have been some changes in our social welfare, that go against “the law of our creator”. One of the main conflicts that occurred after the civil war was specific to the growing population of immigrants. The conflict arose when many of the new immigrants began to take jobs in the mines, steel mills, textile factories, and other
Many people in our country have turned to public assistance for help in our troubling economy. Welfare programs in our country date back to the early 1900’s. When these programs first started they were set up to support those who genuinely needed it. Many of the people who use these programs are hard working people who have had unfortunate things happen to them. However for those who use government assistance for good there are those who take advantage of the programs. Those who take advantage have turned to drugs and are unable or unwilling to make the necessary life changes that the others using the support have. Welfare programs were started to help those who have fallen into an undesirable situation such as losing a job. These programs are not setup to aid in or assist in people’s drug habits. Drug use has substantially risen over the years many of the drugs that people are using are worse than recreational marijuana use. They are also set up to help mothers with children to keep their children at home and not in foster care. Also to ensure that children and theirs parents have food, shelter, and basic everyday essentials. Drug testing those who receive public assistance would be beneficial to the whole country. While there will always be these that insist that drug testing these people is unconstitutional. It also appears that those taking advantage of the system is also unconstitutional. Drug testing, as a requirement for welfare, would ensure that those who have a