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Discussion Question - provide inpatient and outpatient care immunizations dental and emergency services I think that all medical needs of the

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Discussion Question One Visit the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Web site at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/ Who is eligible for Medicare? Who is eligible for Medicaid? What range of health care benefits are covered by each? What do you feel should be covered that is not covered? Are there certain health care benefits you feel should not be covered by Medicare or Medicaid? Explain your answer. Medicare is a health care program designed for those over the age of 65, those that are disabled and those suffering from a kidney disease known as end-stage renal failure. Medicaid is also a health care program. Those that qualify for Medicaid are typically low income, pregnant or have some other permanent disability. Medicare is split into two separate parts; part A and part B. Part A can cover services such as hospice, long term care, in patient visits and some in home care. Part B usually will cover several services that Part A does not. Medicare has monthly premiums due for services. They
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Unformatted text preview: provide inpatient and outpatient care, immunizations, dental and emergency services. I think that all medical needs of the patient should be covered by these health care programs. Most of these people are seniors or disabled. They cannot work. How can they be expected to pay premiums when the only money they have as income comes from the government? If the health care programs cannot cover their medical needs, then who does? Maybe free health care isn’t possible for everyone, but we should really try harder for our seniors. I would like to see in home care covered by these programs. I also think it would be a huge benefit to cover psychological care and counseling. Many disabled and elderly people do not have family or friends to socialize with and addressing these issues would drastically help them....
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This note was uploaded on 06/30/2010 for the course AXIA HCA-210 taught by Professor Caseylynch during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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