The Gap Between Medicaid And Medicaid Essay

1449 WordsApr 1, 20166 Pages
We all have this confusion between Medicaid and Medicare some people don’t know the difference between the two or don’t even know what either of them are. The Federal government has two different programs to provide health insurance coverage to citizens in the United States, which are Medicare and Medicaid. The two programs, while helpful to those individuals who qualify, are not available to everyone. I’m here to briefly explain and discuss the two programs, their similarities, and their differences and hopefully get people to understand each program. This become important in our lives because once we reach the age limit of where we can’t provide or take care of our illnesses these programs come into play on your health care options. This topic I choose has a big connection into our class because this is something we need to be aware of when it our time to retire and know that we have some type of insurance to support with our health. Once we get to the age where we can pay for things we need the Medicare or Medicaid program to help us get the care that we worked hard for and most importantly deserve. First, I would like to start off with Medicare. President Johnson signed the Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, known as Medicare, into a law on July 30, 1965 with full coverage in the beginning of 1966. To qualify for Medicare you have to be 65 and older, people who are under the age of 65 with certain disabilities, and people of all ages with End-Stage Renal Disease,
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