Health Insurance Benefits

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Many of our past Presidents tried to federally implicate a health insurance of all the civilians in the United States. Theodore Roosevelt promoted a federally funded plan in 1912 during his campaign running for presidency. The health insurance was an original plan included in the Social Security but after the final revision, it did not get included when the bill was passed in 1935, signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Harry Truman also attempted to create a national health insurance in 1947, but congress also denied it from passing. The last failed effort was made by John F. Kennedy in 1960 but since it only proposed for hospital costs, it did not go through. The successor that finally managed to pass a health plan called Medicare for…show more content…
Each state has its own eligibility program while determining the type, amount, duration, and scope of services provided. States also provide their own sets for rate of payments with administering its own Medicaid program. The services provided is based differently depending on the state considering they have free control over the plans provided; although there are mandatory federal regulations that states are required to meet to receive federal funding such as inpatient and outpatient hospital, prenatal care, vaccines for children, physician, nursing facility services for those aged twenty one or older, family planning services and supplies, rural health clinic, home healthcare for those eligible for skilled-nursing, laboratory and x-ray, pediatric and family nurse practitioner, nurse-midwife, federally qualified health-center and ambulatory services, and early and periodic screening, diagnostic, and treatment services for children under twenty-one. There are other optional Medicaid programs, thirty four that are approved in which states are able to provide and still receive funding such as diagnostic and clinic services, intermediate care facilities for mentally retarded, prescribed drugs and prosthetic devices, optometrist services and eyeglasses, nursing facility services for children under the age of twenty one, transportation services, rehabilitation and physical therapy, and home and community based care to certain persons with chronic impairments (Crosta). The eligibility guidelines must be provided by states considering the programs are geared towards those with low incomes but those persons have to meet other requirements based on age, pregnancy and disability status, and other assets along with their citizenship. States are mandated to provide for those under certain requirements in order to continue receiving funding; for example, those who receive federally assisted income
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