Medicaid and Medicare

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Topic 1: Third-party Payment

How does third-party payment distort the market for health care? If it is so distorted why does every wealthy country insist on using third-party intermediaries to purchase health care? Why do we carve out a separate payment program for our elder citizens?

Topic 2: Medicaid and Medicare

Summarize ways in which health insurance fails, as people get older. Distinguish between Medicaid and Medicare. Determine whether your state has expanded Medicaid. Why would states choose not to participate in Medicaid expansion?

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