Medicaid, Medicare, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program

Compare and contrast Medicaid, Medicare, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program/State Children’s Health Insurance program (CHIP/SCHIP).


Compare and contrast Medicaid, Medicare, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program/State Children‘s Health Insurance program (CHIP/SCHIP). Describe how these programs are similar and different in terms of structure and financing. Select one of these programs and imagine you are in a position to redesign that program. What key policy issue is most important to address? What primary policy change would you recommend for improvement? Explain and support your position with evidence.


– minimum of 250 words or more

– strong academic writing / APA style (please use in-text citing and References at end )

– used attached resources or additional ( must be scholarly articles only no older than 5 years ) and reference and in-text cite.

– please be original writing and must answer all parts of question for full credit.


Read “Consumer-Directed Health Care for Medicaid Patients: Past and Future Reforms,” by Singer, Nelson, and Tipirneni, from American Journal of Public Health (2017).

Read “Policy Campaign: One State’s Journey to Influence the Reauthorization of the Children‘s Health Insurance Program,” by Williams and Searcy, from Journal of Pediatric Health Care (2016).

Read “Access to Care for Medicare-Medicaid Dually Eligible Beneficiaries: The Role of State Medicaid Payment Policies,” by Zheng, Haber, Hoover, and Feng, from Health Services Research (2017).

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Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) share some similarities and differences. One of the similarities between these programs revolves around the fact that they are jointly funded by states and the federal government (Williams & Searcy, 2016). Despite providing money to support these programs, the federal government typically takes a step back, allowing the states to implement them within their territories. Although all these programs receive funding from both governments, the criteria of allocating Federal funds for Medicaid and Medicare differ from that used to fund CHIP. Under Medicare and Medicaid, federal government contribution is dependent upon each state’s FMAP (Zheng et al., 2017).