Costs and Problems of Medicare and Medicaid


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Which of the following programs is designed to provide government-funded healthcare coverage for citizens and permanent residents age 65 and older of any income level?

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1. Medicaid is designed specifically for those with what circumstances?

2. What factor has influenced the growth in cost of the Medicare and Medicaid programs?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Medicare and Medicaid are important programs to many people throughout the United States. This quiz and worksheet contain multiple-choice questions that will test your knowledge of them. Some of the key topics you'll need to understand why these programs have expanded and what solution has been proposed to reduce their costs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz/worksheet set will ask you about the following:

  • The healthcare program designed to assist citizens/permanent residents age 65 and older
  • Medicaid requirements
  • Factors influencing growth in costs of Medicare and Medicaid programs
  • Proposed solutions to lower costs of Medicare and Medicaid programs

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related costs of Medicare and Medicaid lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information on what has contributed to increased Medicare and Medicaid costs
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding when the Johnson administration established Medicare and Medicaid

Additional Learning

The lesson called Costs and Problems of Medicare and Medicaid will help you delve into the issues surrounding these healthcare programs. Key objectives include the following:

  • Understand the basics of Medicare and Medicaid
  • List two reasons costs of Medicare and Medicaid have risen
  • Identify solutions that would lower the costs of Medicare and Medicaid
  • Define Medigap