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As your second assignment in the session long project, compare and contrast the Long Term Care financing provided by the Medicaid program in your state of residence to the Medicaid program of one other state.

SLP assignment expectations:

Use the information in the modular background readings as well as any resource you can find conducting research on the world wide web. Please be sure to cite all sources and provide a reference list at the end of the paper.

Length: 2-3 pages typed and double spaced.

The following terms will be assessed in particular:

1. Your understanding of how Medicaid finances Long Term Care in your state of residence.

2. Your understanding of how Medicaid finances Long Term Care another state.

3. Your understanding of the differences in Medicaid financing for Long Term Care within two states.

Assignment Expectations:

1. You will be expected to provide a scholarly basis for your response.

2. Your opinions must be justified with evidence from the literature.

3. References should be cited properly in the text of your essay (either in parentheses or as footnotes), as well as at the end.

4. Please support your discussions with scholarly support (3-5 references). Be sure to properly cite all references.

5. Be sure to apply critical thinking skills to the assignment components stated above- especially #3.

6. The page length for this assignment should be between 2-3 pages (not counting your title page and references). You should cite at least 3 references for your discussion. Be sure to properly cite all references both within the text (at the end of paraphrased paragraphs) and at the end of your paper. I will grade your paper on your ability to address the assignment criteria listed above with depth and breadth of discussion. I will also critique your writing format (i.e. proper reference citations, spacing, etc.).


Required Readings

Anonymous (2010) Elder care financial planning. Michigan Chronicle 73(40), B2.

Brown, J. R. & Finkelstein, A. (2009). The private market for long-term care insurance in the United States: A review of the evidence. Journal of Risk and Insurance, 76(1), 5-29.

Iglehart, J. K. (2011). Medicaid at a crossroads. The New England Journal of Medicine, 364(17), 1585.

Kaye, H. S., Harrington, C., & LaPlante, M. P. (2010). Long term care: Who gets it, who provides it, who pays, and how much? Health Affairs, 29(1), 11-21.

Lammers, L. J. (2012). What you need to know about reverse mortgages. Care Management Journals, 13 (2) 75-78.

Ng, T., Harrington, C., & Kitchener, M. (2010). Medicare and Medicaid in long-term care. Health Affairs, 29(1), 22-28. R

Stevenson, D. G., Cohen, M. A., Tell, E. J., & Burwell, B. (2010). The complementarity of public and long-term care coverage. Health Affairs, 29(1), 96- 101.

Websites

Calmus, Diane (2013) The long-term care financing crisis. Retrieved from http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2013/02/the-long-term-care-financing-crisis

Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (2010). Retrieved from http://www.cms.hhs.gov/.

Health and Human Services Paying For Long-Term Care (2010). Retrieved from http://www.medicare.gov/LongTermCare/Static/PayingOverview.asp

Who pays for long-term Care? (2010). Retrieved from http://www.allaboutlongtermcare.com/who.html.

All About Long Term Care. (2010). Cost of Long-term Care. Retrieved from http://www.allaboutlongtermcare.com/cost.html.

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