Healthcare, Why Should I Care?

Students will take a pre-test about health care (or the teacher can set up a KWL chart with 3 columns labeled “What I Know” (K), “What I Want to Know” (W), and “What I Learned” (L). The teacher will lead a class discussion of each before and after the lesson.) After completing the pre-test or KWL chart, the answers will be reviewed and discussed. They will then watch a video clip about the Health Care Crisis in the U.S. Once they understand the importance, students will read three articles of background information – “HealthCare: What Does It Mean?”, “The History of Health Care”, and “HealthCare, Why Should I Care?” This will prepare them for the activity. 
  • Explore the concept of health care
  • Identify the major characteristics of Medicare, Medicaid and Workmen’s Compensation
  • Distinguish the eligibility requirements of Medicare and Medicaid
  • Compare and contrast the benefits and services of Medicare and Medicaid



Health care scenario, health care, Medicare, Medicaid, Workmen’s Compensation


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