Running head: ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEMS TASK 31Organizational Systems and Quality LeadershipName UnknownWestern Governors University
ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEMS TASK 32A1. Country to CompareFor this paper I am going to compare the healthcare systems of Germany to the healthcare systems of the United states. Germany was chosen from a list supplied that consisted of four other countries to compare from. A2. Access When comparing access to health care between Germany and the United States there are a few distinct differences as well as similarities. According to International Models Project on Women's Rights (2013) in Germany “Health care is provided by the statutory health insurance scheme, or by substitutive private health insurance. About 90% of the German population is covered by statutory health insurance and 10% by substitutive private health insurance.” The Statutory Health Insurance, “is a competing, not-for-profit, nongovernmental health insurance funds” which is often referred to as Sickness fund as stated by International Health Care System Profiles (2016). All legal residents of Germany that make a living wages less than a certain amount are mandatorily covered by the Statutory Health Insurance, all their dependents including nonearning spouses and children are also covered free of charge. Residents whose living wages are greater than the set amount are able to choose wither they would like to remain in the publicly financed scheme on a voluntarily basis, or they are able to obtain coverage through a private health insurance. Often these individuals choose to remain with the Statutory Health Insurance scheme. The National Center for Biotechnology Information (2018) found that “The unemployed and retired people can have statutory health insurance too. Spouses and children are also insured at no additional cost, as long as they don't earn any money, or earn too little.” They also state that children are covered up to a certain age, the age would be depended on if they were still attending training or acquiring an education. They also go on to state
ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEMS TASK 33Children with a disability or children who are unable to care for themselves can always been insured under their parents no matter how old they become. Like Germany, “The United States has no single nationwide system of health insurance. Health insurance is purchased in the private marketplace or provided by the government to certain groups” Stated by The National Center for Biotechnology Information (2018). With the United States healthcare system, there are two types of Managed Care Organization plansAlso known as MCO’s that its residents can obtain coverage under. These are known and referred to as Health Maintenance Organizations abbreviated to HMO’s and Preferred Provider Organizations abbreviated to PPO’s. In addition to the private insurance, a large portion of the United states is covered by public insurance. There are two types of public health insurance the first is Medicaid, and the second is Medicare. Medicaid is an insurance that is provides to those
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