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Running head: ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEMS AND QUALITY LEADERSHIP TASK1Organizational Systems and Quality Leadership Task 3Western Governors University
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ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEMS AND QUALITY LEADERSHIP TASK2Organizational Systems and Quality Leadership Task 3A1. Compare the U.S. healthcare system with the healthcare system of Great BritainThe student will discuss and compare the United States of America’s healthcare system with the healthcare system of Great Britain. The student will do this by comparing access between children, the unemployed and the retired. She will also discuss the coverage for medications in both systems, determine what is required to get a referral to see a specialist and discuss coverage for those with preexisting conditions. Finally, the student will discuss two financial implications for the patient in regards to healthcare delivery.A2. Compare access between the two healthcare systems for children, the unemployed, andthe retiredThe healthcare system in the United Kingdom (UK) is called The British National Healthcare System (American Institute of Medical Sciences and Education [AIMS], 2015), also referred to the NHS. It is a system that everyone pays into much like Medicare and Social Security in the United States (US). However, it is seen as a right in the UK as opposed to a privilege in the US (AIMS, 2015). In Great Britain, citizens have the option to buy secondary private insurance to cover costs not covered by the NHS. This is similar to people who have Medicare in the US and buy supplemental insurance. In the US, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), offers free or low costhealth care (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, n.d.). Medicare covers those over sixty-five and older, and others with disabilities and special conditions like end stage renal failure. Medicaid covers those who are under sixty-five who are low-income and cannot afford health care insurance. The Affordable Care Act, created in 2010, has increased access to health care for individuals through Medicaid throughout the country (Centers for Medicare and
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  • Fall '17
  • Health care in the United States, Quality Leadership

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