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Watch the following video in preparation for this assignment:

Life: Hindsight 101 (Developer). (2017, July 1). Medicare vs Medicaid: Why you need to know the difference. Retrieved from

Use what you learned from the video, the module’s required readings, and your own research to answer the following questions in your paper.

  1. Distinguish between Medicare and Medicaid.
  2. Discuss how Medicare has evolved to accommodate the changing needs of society. Do not just go through the timeline – read the materials, think about how society has changed, and explain how Medicare has changed to meet those needs.
  3. Discuss the impact of health care reform initiatives on Medicare/Medicaid.

Length: Submit a 3-page paper, not including the cover page and the reference list.


Use the module required and optional materials and your own research to respond to the following questions:

  1. Locate the Web site for your state’s health department.
  2. Summarize eligibility criteria for the Medicaid program in your state of residence.
  3. Describe your state’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP). What is it called? Who is eligible? What services are covered?

Length: Submit a 3-page paper, not including the cover page and the reference list.


Courtemanche, C., Marton, J., Ukert, B., Yelowitz, A., & Zapata, D. (2017). Early impacts of the Affordable Care Act on health insurance coverage in Medicaid expansion and non‐expansion states. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 36(1), 178-210. doi:10.1002/pam.21961

Decarolis, F., & Guglielmo, A. (2017). Insurers’ response to selection risk: Evidence from Medicare enrollment reforms. Journal of Health Economics, 56, 383.

Jaffe, S. (2018). Trump administration’s new direction for Medicaid. The Lancet, 391(10126), 1135. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(18)30681-0

Lee, D., & Jackson, M. (2017). The simultaneous effects of socioeconomic disadvantage and child health on children’s cognitive development. Demography, 54(5), 1845-1871.

Patel, K. K., & Ginsburg, P. B. (2017). Physician payment reform-progress to date. The New England Journal of Medicine, 377(3), 285.

Rollins, J. (2018). Shame on them. Pediatric Nursing, 44(1), 6.

Venkataramani, M., Pollack, C.E., & Roberts, E.T. (2017, November). Spillover effects of adult Medicaid expansions on children’s use of preventive services. Pediatrics, 140(6), 1-8. Retrieved from

Wang, J., & Trivedi, A. N. (2017). Enrollment in California’s Medicaid program after the Affordable Care Act expansion. American Journal of Public Health, 107(11), 1757-1759. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2017.304031

Ward, L. (2017). Improving outcomes by centralizing data for young patients in Houston. Modern Healthcare, 47(8), 20.

Optional Reading

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (2018). Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Accessed from

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (2018). Medicaid. Retrieved from

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (2018). Medicare program – general information. Retrieved from

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