The Town of South Amboy was devastated, after it was struck by super storm Sandy on October 29, 2012. The town of South Amboy lost basic services and first responders were working to their full capacity in order to meet the town’s need. There is a Senior assisted living facility in the town of South Amboy near the shore area, the facility housed approximately fifty residents. The view is beautiful from there; however, due to the proximity to the ocean, it’s also a dangerous place due to flooding. The magnitude of super storm Sandy obligated everyone in the facility to evacuate in order to stay alive.
Medicare Kelsey Reinholt SOC 400 10/22/2015 Les Lazarevic ABSTRACT The focus of this paper is to provide knowledge over the Medicare and its requirements. This paper explains some challenges that might occur with the choices on Traditional Medicare, with Medicare+Choice, there is usually an incentive financially or at least an encouragement for a transfer to the private sector for little to no cost. Medicare and Medicaid, two publicly funded health programs, both cover populations in need of long-term care, but they are poorly coordinated.
The United States has always relied on private health insurance to allow people to access health care. Even though the United States has relied on those private insurance companies, the government has implemented programs like Medicare, Medicaid and State Child Health Insurance (SCHIP). Medicare helps the elderly, Medicaid helps the poor and SCHIP helps the children of the working poor. These programs helps certain groups of people in America, but these programs are not enough to help everyone across the nation. In hopes of helping every person across the nation, The Affordable Care Act (ACA) created and signed into law by President Obama.
Understanding Medicare Part D (Prescription Drug Coverage) the benefits of Medicare, a significant healthcare program, that provides comprehensive benefits to retirees in order to fulfill their healthcare needs cannot be overemphasized enough. There are several parts to the program based on specific healthcare needs including Part A, B, C, and D. While every plan has specific advantages, it is important to understand the plan D in detail before deciding to opt for the Medicare prescription drug coverage. In this article, we are going to discuss the specifics and benefits of Medicare Part D in more detail. Specifics and benefits of Medicare Part D
I enjoyed reading your discussion post and I find it very informative. Medicare is an insurance plan provided by federal government for persons who are age 65 and older, totally disabled, and someone with end-stage renal disease (Touhy & Jett 2012). Your patient interestingly brought up some great points about medicare. It is sad to know that retired people have to deal with the financial hurdle of medicare. It can be very disappointing, because of the added premiums and uncovered medical bills.
Preventive services were provided to Medicare recipients for free and prescription drug discounts will help lower costs over the following ten years (“USDHHS,” 2014). From 2012 through 2013, the ACA began integrating health care systems addressing health care inefficiencies to help reduce overall costs and to prepare states, hospitals, and insurance companies for upcoming changes. According to Goodrich and Conway (2013), the ACA’s most anticipated provision began at the end of 2013 with the launch of the Marketplace, which provided individuals and small businesses access to affordable health
According to Brief Summaries of Medicaid and Medicare Title XVIII and Title XIX of the Social Security Act, Medicaid is known as Title XIX of the Social Security Act, and Medicare is known as Title XVIII of the Social Security Act (Curtis, Klees, Wolfe, 2010). Medicare is a federal health insurance program that provides medical care to people over sixty-five or older or have a severe disability (no matter the person’s income), whereas Medicaid is a federal-state medical assistance program for low-income people of every age (Curtis, Klees, Wolfe, 2010 ). Although Medicare and Medicaid both were established in 1965 and signed by President Lyndon Johnson (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2015), they are funded differently. Medicare has two trust funds known as Hospital Insurance (HI) and Supplementary Medical Insurance (SMI) which all financial operations are handled through. Part A (HI) of Medicare is funded by payroll taxes paid by most employees, employers, and people who are self-employed.
Health care has been at the forefront of debate and public policy in the United States for decades. Ever since President Theodore Roosevelt proposed health care reform during his 1912 run for president, reform has been a policy position often espoused in American politics (Palmer 1). Certain types of health care reforms have been successfully implemented, such as Social Security in the 1930s, Medicare in the 1960s, and finally the Affordable Care Act in 2010. As the goal of the Affordable Care Act is to provide care for every American, the healthcare law is the closest the United States has ever approached to a single payer system; a health care system that provides universal care to every American. Despite that, current systems within the
Medicare is our country’s health insurance program for people ages 65 and older. Certain people younger than 65 can still qualify for Medicare, including those who have disabilities. In 2006 there were over 38 million people receiving Medicare benefits in the United States. Blue shield is a form of Medicare. Blue shield is a health care that is in the U.S. and Canada.
Many Canadians are grateful for a free medical health care that gives all Canadian citizens accessibility to basic medical care. In Canada, Medicare was first introduced by the leader of the Saskatchewan Government, Tommy Douglas. This health care was financed through taxes, fees and, in some provinces, monthly payments.
The Affordable Care Act has provided many Americans access to affordable healthcare. The group of newly insured Americans have reported that they have timely access to physicians and healthcare. Previously there was concern that the Affordable Care Act would limit access to physicians based on provider networks. Provider networks have proved less of an issue than previously anticipated partially because many of the previously uninsured Americans were not able to secure a relationship with a set provider or physician group. Some areas of concern that remain are high out of pocket expenses incurred with some marketplace plans.
The proposed program will address the needs of minorities 65 and older at the time the program is implemented. Those taking part in the program would not loose any of the health benefits they are receiving from Medicaid under the current SSI health benefits insurance program. As well the person or persons must prove that they cannot afford to reside in a traditional long term care facility, such as a nursing home or assisted living, without incurring out of pocket cost. To be eligible, the individuals must be African American, U.S. citizen, reside in the state of Mississippi, and have a median $650 SSI income. As well they are not required to liquidate there asset’s and must reapply every year to reevaluate their eligibility.