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Running head: THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR MEDICAID AND MEDICARE1The Qualifications for Medicaid and MedicareAspen UniversityAuthor NoteHCA320: Healthcare Policy & EconomicsProfessor Vivienne Pierce McDaniel, DNP, RNMarch 02, 2020
QUALIFYING FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID2Qualifying for Medicare and MedicaidPresident Johnson signed Medicaid and Medicare into a bill on July 30, 1965, to provide healthcare insurance for those who qualified for cash assistance. Since then, Medicare and Medicaid eligibilities have evolved or changed to the current form where eligibility is continuingto widen in covering many citizens and qualifying non-citizens (Anderson, 2016). The vulnerable population includes the poor or those with limited income, people with chronic illnesses that cost too for the individual to afford, children under 18 years old, the elderly or adults with no health insurance, disabled people who need prolonged care, among others. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the qualifications of Medicaid and Medicare, how Medicare affects medical billing, the definition of the qualifications for Medicare and Medicaid benefits, and description of the impacts that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has had on Medicare and Medicaid. Qualifications for Medicare and MedicaidMedicare and Medicaid are American states and federally funded health insurance that covers American citizens under specific categories, as stated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The current eligibility meets the health insurance needs of low-income families, pregnant women, people with disabilities, and people with home health care or nursing home care. Medicare is the coverage designed for the elderly or people over 65 years and dialysis patients and those with disabilities.The services covered include primary hospital care, physician services, laboratory and radiology services, nursing services, family planning, special health screening for children, care in nursing facilities, and home-based services (Nickitas, Middaugh, and
QUALIFYING FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID3Aries, 2016). These health insurance created for qualifying American citizens. The applicant must be an American citizen or qualifying non-citizen individuals. The

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