Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Financing Health Care - Part 1
Lecture:The Government as an Insurance Payor
Slide content:Financing Health Care, Part 1 Summary lecture e Government health insurance programs operate on the federal level, state level, or both Can be eligible for multiple programs All programs are subject to legislative change over time Fraud and abuse challenge for programs Workers compensation provides coverage to injured workers 27
Slide notes:This concludes lecture e of Financing Health Care, Part 1 . In summary, government insurance programs operate on the federal level, state level, or both, including Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP. Some people are eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare, or for both Medicaid and CHIP. All of the programs discussed are subject to legislative change over time. An example of this is the CHIP program expansion in 2009 under President George W. Bush. Fraud and abuse represents a challenge in these large government programs and attempts are being made to manage this through education and legislation. Workers compensation is a federally mandated program provided in each state. It protects workers and their families when on-the-job injuries occur. 27