Episode 131 - Dr. Toni Miles: Health Care Policy: Medicaid Expansion and the Affordable Care Act

Monday, November 11, 2013, 8:20:55 AM

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Created in 1965, Medicaid, a form of health insurance, was developed to address the health care needs of low-income families as well as individuals who had a disability, were blind, or were aged. Recently, Medicaid is undergoing change. With the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid offers the opportunity for expanding eligibility. In this episode, Dr. Toni P. Miles discusses health care policy, Medicaid expansion, and the Affordable Care Act.

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By Paula C. :

The Affordable Care Act has been a hot topic for the past couple years, and it's development has created complexities that are difficult to comprehend. The debate is fraught with opinions and inaccurate information. This podcast provides a good overview of the current state of ACA at the time of its implementation from the Social Work perspective. Because health insurance impacts access to health care, it is important for Social Workers to understand how to assist clients in navigating the health insurance system. Dr. Miles frames the topic historically from the creation of Medicaid to the implementation of the ACA, and also offers recommendations on how to keep abreast of new information.

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