Discuss Creation of Medicare and Medicaid

Discuss Creation of Medicare and Medicaid

Discussion: Creation of Medicare and Medicaid

Submit a paper that identifies and discusses a specific concept (such as managed care, capitation, integrated delivery systems, etc.) or landmark legislation (for example, Hill-Burton Act, creation of Medicare and Medicaid, Managed Care Act, etc.) that significantly changed the delivery of healthcare in the United States.

In writing this paper, you should consider and address (as necessary) the following questions:

How does this significant event/concept change on healthcare in the short-term?
What were the long-term effects?
How did the event impact the historical evolution of healthcare?
How did the event contribute to the formation of the Affordable Care Act?
Were there any unanticipated outcomes?
What new problems were created?
Your paper should be 8-10 pages in length and conform to Writing APA Requirements. Include at least six scholarly references from peer-reviewed articles.

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.

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