HCR 230 Assignment The Welfare Reform Act

HCR 230 Assignment The Welfare Reform Act - 1 The Welfare...

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1 The Welfare Reform Act By Candace Smith HCR 230 Joi Sherrod
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2 The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) or often referred to as the Welfare Reform Act of 1996, was designed to get rid of welfare altogether. The proposal was to block or place a cap on the program; over time decreasing the amount of people who wanted or needed assistance. Even though welfare reform law did not change how Medicaid delivered its healthcare it did decrease the amount of those who were covered by the program and it lowered federal expenditures. The reform act did not cause existing Medicaid beneficiaries to lose necessary coverage. If those who were eligible for assistance needed the assistance, then they did not lose it. Those who were capable of being able to go without the assistance lost their benefits. The program was intended for low-income families, senior citizens and people with disabilities. In 1995, there were an estimated 41 million people were insured by Medicaid at a cost of $151 billion. Due to Welfare Reform Act, by the year 2002, the government saved a total of $4 billion by cutting costs. These savings have lowered the national deficit and have reduced the pressure for further Medicaid
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