1 TASK 3 Organizational Systems and Quality Leadership Susi R Garay Zecena Task 3 C489 Western Governors University
2 Task 3 A1. Country to Compare While comparing The United States of America (USA) health system could be considered capitalist while Germany would be considered socialist. Dr. C. South-Winter with the School of Business of the University of South Dakota and Kimberly Cleveland run a small survey on “ Health Care Cost, Quality and Access comparison of Germany and United States: Two university Cities ” states referring to the Health Care System in Germany: “the oldest healthcare system in the world” and about the United States “[has] the most recent health care policy reformation.” Dr. C. South-Winter says there are a variety of factors that influence the health care delivery system in the United States including “cultural believes, values, technological advances, social changes, economic constraints, and political opportunism” (Dr. C. South-Winter, 2017). Summarizing the United States, the health care system delivery is not only affected by financial constraints, but also by optical opportunism. Dr. C. South-Winter also gives her opinion about the German health care delivery system: “the philosophy of national solidarity […] a social insurance system through a payroll tax proportionate to income” that the major emphasis is to prevent the spread of diseases (Dr. C. South-Winter, 2017). According to Inform Health on Line (2018) in Germany “Everyone who has statutory health insurance in Germany is entitled to the same health care if they get ill,” this includes children, disable and older adults. Lui, K Manton, and K.G. and Lui, B (1985) in their paper Home care expenses for the disabled elderly states that in the USA “Public policies that aim to divert the disabled elderly from nursing homes need to assess the levels of private payments that are incurred to maintain the high-risk disabled elderly in the community.” Thus, there is a small portion of the disable elderlies that receive government assistance, but also “25 percent of out-of-pocket payers whose reported monthly payment exceeded $135 had much greater relative rates of […] risk factors.”
3 Task 3 A2a. Coverage of Medications In the USA the health insurance can be bought in the private sector from profit insurance providers, and the government aids through programs like the Affordable Care Act (ACA), MediCal, and Medicare. ACA provides some insurance coverage for people that qualifies, and the undocumented have some options as emergency MediCal in states like California. The disabled citizens, as well as 65 and older (also, some diagnoses), qualify a person for Medicare which is funded by the federal government. After, some diagnoses, age, documents, and other qualifying factors, the only other option is to buy health insurance, to which the majority of working age American are not able to afford. Some, are able to receive health insurance through employment and others fall under the cracks and are still uninsured. On the other hand,
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