Measuring the Effects of Social Policies

Social programs continue to experience mixed reactions in society. Policymakers and policy advocates promote and educate people about these social programs to gather public support. As a policy analyst with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, create a PowerPoint presentation that addresses some of the historical trends and evolution of Medicare and Medicaid policies. Be sure your presentation addresses the following:

1. Define the benefits of Medicare and Medicaid services to those in need of support through social programs.

2. Explain the benefits of Medicaid to individuals with disabilities.

3. Critique social programs and identify areas needing improvement.

4. Identify recommendations that can help gain public support for social programs.