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Running head: MEDICAID 1Medicaid and the Differences of EqualityIsmael Soto
MEDICAID 2Medicaid and the Differences of EqualityMedicaid is a controversial subject amongst Americans today. Partisan groups hold asymmetrical views of the policy, describing it either as a blemish or a blessing. The simple question lies ahead of us as a powerhouse society: Should healthcare be a right for all American citizens or a basic human right, afforded to all who call this land home.What is Medicaid?Medicaid is a federal and state program that provides healthcare to individuals and families with low income and limited assets (Medicare, 2020). Eligibility varies by state and differentiating economic qualifying markers. Enacted in 1965 by President Johnson, the system has been funded with billions of taxpayer dollars throughout the years to secure the well-being ofmillions of American families and saving lives. The Social Security Act, which include Medicaid in Title XIX, changed the payment structure of repayment to providers to offer affordable, full coverage, health care services.