Discussion Week 4: The Medicaid program

Discussion Week 4: The Medicaid program

Discussion Week 4: The Medicaid program

Here is some info on that assignment for my learning team. Since it is a group effort, I only have to do a small section, so it doesn’t have to be lengthy. It just has to include at least one of these objectives. I have attached my topic in the word document


Discuss the effects of political influences on health care policy outcomes.
Describe the relationship of government and politics to health care policy.
Discuss the relationship of special interest groups to health care policy development.

Learning Team
Policy Issues Outline
Prepare a 300 WORDS, bulleted summary related to the policy changes made to the implementation of the program in the last 5-10 years.

Customer message: This goes with the work you did on Medicaid so you can refer to the information if need be


The Week 4 team assignment should identify the key changes to the program that was chosen by the team.
For example:

The Medicaid program increased the income for eligibility to include 200% of poverty level in 1989

Children between the ages of 18-20 were added beneficiaries as a result of Congressional action

President Bush approved a $40 million dollar increase to Medicaid budget to expand services for HIV

Summarize changes that occurred from the beginning to today regarding these topics:


The Role of the Government


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