- health care for the needy; a federally and state-funded program
- Medicaid is the United States health program for eligible individuals and families with low incomes and resources. It is a means tested program that is jointly funded by the state and federal governments, and is managed by the states.
- US government system for providing medical assistance to persons unable to afford medical treatments
- A federal system of health insurance for those requiring financial assistance
- (doctor) a licensed medical practitioner; “I felt so bad I went to see my doctor”
- A qualified practitioner of medicine; a physician
- A qualified dentist or veterinary surgeon
- (doctor) sophisticate: alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive; “Sophisticate rose water with geraniol”
- A person who gives advice or makes improvements
- Doctor of the Church: (Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the orthodoxy of their theological teaching; “the Doctors of the Church greatly influenced Christian thought down to the late Middle Ages”
- Consent to receive (a thing offered)
- Give an affirmative answer to (an offer or proposal); say yes to
- Say yes to a proposal of marriage from (a man)
- consider or hold as true; “I cannot accept the dogma of this church”; “accept an argument”
- receive willingly something given or offered; “The only girl who would have him was the miller’s daughter”; “I won’t have this dog in my house!”; “Please accept my present”
- give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; “I cannot accept your invitation”; “I go for this resolution”
Shown here is a copy of my best friend’s Medicaid card. According to Mooney, Medicaid is the ‘largest U.S. public medical care assistance program…which provides medical services and hospital care for the poor through reimbursements to physicians and hospitals.’ (pp.169) Though Medicaid provides a relief of medical expenses for the poor, it still presents challenges of finding a doctor or practice that will accept it due to payment conflicts with the government.
A lot of doctors offices today are refusing to accept medicaid patients. This is due to the long wait times for payment from these insurance companies. Doctors also like to require for payment to be made at the time of services. This causes a lot of patients to not be able to see that particular doctor. Most patients cannot pay for their services in one lump sum.