What is Medical, Medicaid, and Medicare?
Part 1: This week we learned about rationing our healthcare, what exactly does that mean? What is rationing our healthcare based off of (ex: age, worth to society, community engagement), and in your opinion, does it make sense to ration healthcare on these factors? What age brings the greatest number of health problems? Should society care for us past a certain age, or does the cost outweigh the benefit? In your opinion, Is our healthcare system (USA) doing a good job caring for older adults, why or why not? Give any personal examples you may have (with parents, grandparents, patients etc).
Part 2: What is Medical, Medicaid, and Medicare? Who qualifies to receive each one and what are the different parts of each, if any? Present your argument for or against why these programs are working or are not working.