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The Complete Guide to Medicaid

The Medicaid program was created through the Social Security Amendments of 1965, which added Title XIX to the Social Security Act. The Medicaid program was considered to be an afterthought when Congress drafted Medicare but today the Medicaid program is bigger than Medicare, and with the Affordable Care Act, it has become even more significant.…
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The Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act was one of the most important pieces of healthcare policy in decades. Despite all the controversy, Congress passed the law. In the post, we will go over the specifics of the law and its impact on the American healthcare system. Timeline of the Affordable Care Act 1. 2005 The American Medical Association, American…
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Health Insurance (Pre-ACA)

Before the Affordable Care Act, there were three types of private health insurance markets, which were regulated by the state. There were the large groups, small groups, and individuals. Large Groups - Most large employers do not buy their health insurance, they are self-insured and employ insurance companies to be their administrators.…
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