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HCA320: Discussion7Q2Medicaid was adopted in 1965 to provide health insurance coverage to the low-income individuals. Medicaid is funded by the federal and state government. The federal portion is funded through federal Medicaid assistance percentage (FMAP) which covers 50-82 percent to the state depending on the economic status of the state. The poorer statesreceived more funds compared to the well-off ones which received about 50 percent. The Medicaid are considered to be 50 different programs as each state develops its own program that’s different from the other despite that they are controlled and managed by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The policies and program decisions are determined by each state, eligibility, services, and delivery systems (Adams,Gebru, & Kimmel, 2017). The eligibilities are individual to each state as the requirementsvary. The Medicaid sets the rate of payment depending on each individual state which

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