Running head: Organizational Systems Task 31Organizational Systems and Quality LeadershipTask 3, SAT1-0517/1217Your nameWestern Governors University
Organizational Systems Task 32Healthcare FinancingA1. Country to CompareSwitzerlandA2. Compare AccessThe United States of America is known as one of the most advanced among the well-developed countries. The health care system for our beloved country however, according to an article done on Frontline, continues to be labeled as “the most expensive in the world” (Reid, 2008). Switzerland is the chosen country to compare the United States health system to. The United States of America (USA) has struggled with the rising costs of health care and the burden of insurance coverage for its citizens. In 2014, the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” (PPACA) was established and is a federal statute that requires Americans to have health insurance or have to pay a penalty (Cherry, 2017). Before the PPACA statute, in 2013 it was estimated that 13.4 percent of the U.S. population was without health insurance for the entire year (Cherry, 2017). Now, all U.S. citizens and legal residents should have access to health insurance either through their employer, a state-based health insurance with poverty level financial assistance, dependents who are twenty-six years or younger to remain on parent’s insurance plans, or through Medicare and Medicaid (Cherry, 2017). Children have access to continue health insurance coverage through their parents plan up to the age of twenty-six (Cherry, 2017). Retired U.S. individuals who are sixty-five years or older and eligible for Social Security have access to Medicare (Cherry, 2017). Retired citizens have access to Medicare Part Aor Part B. Part A covers hospital stays and care in skilled nursing facilities for a set time frame while Part B requires a premium payment to cover physician services, supplies and drug benefits (Cherry, 2017). Data collected from the U.S. Census Bureau showed that in 2016, 8.8 percent of
Organizational Systems Task 33the population remained without insurance coverage for the entire year (U.S. Census Bureau, 2017). Despite the changes made by PPACA, using the same census data, in 2016 5.3 percent of children under 18 years remained without health insurance. 14.6 percent of the unemployed citizens, aged between 18 to 64 years old, remained without insurance for the entire year. And of the retired population over the age of 65 years, 1.2 percent remained without coverage during the
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- Universal health care, Cherry, T.R. Reid