Children’s Health Insurance Program

I’m studying for my Health & Medical class and need an explanation.

 

Past, Present, and Future: Medicaid

The U.S. created Medicaid, a publically funded healthcare program, to assist people in obtaining healthcare services. In this unit, explore Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Tasks:

Answer the following questions:

  • Explain the legislation that introduced Medicaid. Your explanation should include a description of the funding sources for the program.
  • Describe some of the changes, including CHIP, that have occurred to the Medicaid program since its inception.
  • Explain the demographics of the majority of people covered by Medicaid and identify how many people in the U.S. are covered by Medicaid.
  • Describe the changes that will occur in Medicaid with the ACA.

Resources:

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid. (2015). CMS program history. Retrieved
from https://www.cms.gov/About-CMS/Agency-
Information/History/index.html?redirect=/History/.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid. (2015). Affordable Care Act. Retrieved
from http://www.medicaid.gov/affordablecareact/affordable-care-act.html.

Submission Details:

  • Present your response in a 3- to 5-page Microsoft Word document formatted in APA style.
  • On a separate page, cite all sources using APA format.