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an explanation of the differences between the  public and private health insurances as well as the difference in access  to care based on one’s insurance. Explain the differences between  Medicare and Medicaid in terms of eligibility, cost, benefits, services  provided, and limitations in services. Finally, describe special  programs that your state’s Medicaid program offers to increase access to  care for vulnerable populations, such as pregnant women, children,  single mothers, or immigrants.

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific  references to the resources and the current literature using appropriate  APA format and style.
 

 

Gehlert, S., & Browne, T. (Eds.). (2012). Handbook of health social work (2nd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Chapter 5, “Health Policy and Social Work” (pp. 100–124)
 

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.cms.gov/

Burg, M. A., Zebrack, B., Walsh, K., Maramaldi, P., Lim, J. W., Smolinski, K. M., & Lawson, K. (2010). Barriers to accessing quality health care for cancer patients: A survey of members of the association of oncology social work. Social Work in Health Care, 49(1), 38–52.
Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.
 

Chaumba, J. (2011). Health status, use of health care resources, and treatment strategies of Ethiopian and Nigerian immigrants in the United States. Social Work in Health Care, 50(6), 466–481.
Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.
 

Allen, H. (2012). Is there a social worker in the house? Health care reform and the future of medical social work. Health and Social Work, 37(3), 183–186.
Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.
 

Collins, S. (2012). Essential health benefits & the Affordable Care Act: What social workers need to know. Retrieved from https://www.socialworkers.org/assets/secured/documents/practice/health/essentialhealthbenefits.pdf

Gross, W., Stark, T. H., Krosnick, J., Pasek, J., Sood, G., … Junius, D. (n.d.). Americans’ attitudes toward the Affordable Care Act: Would better public understanding increase or decrease favorability? Retrieved from http://www.stanford.edu/dept/communication/faculty/krosnick/docs/2012/Health%20Care%202012%20-%20Knowledge%20and%20Favorability.pdf

Lindberg, E. (2013). What will Obamacare mean to social work? Retrieved from http://sowkweb.usc.edu/news/what-will-obamacare-mean-social-work

Reisch, M. (2012). The challenges of health care reform for hospital social work in the United States. Social Work in Health Care, 51(10), 873–893.