Running head: ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEMS TASK 3 1 Organizational Systems Task 3 Western Governors University
ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEMS TASK 3 2 Organizational Systems Task 3 Healthcare Financing Our United States healthcare plan varies from other countries throughout the world. I chose to compare the US with Great Britain’s healthcare system because there are many great aspects to both of these programs as well as many flaws in these systems. A1. Country to Compare Healthcare can be a very argumentative subject throughout all countries. There are many discrepancies that have to do with today’s healthcare that range from insurance, medical facilities, prescriptions and more. A lot of governments do the dictating of how it’s handled, and some countries mandate healthcare to their individuals. There seems to be many pros and cons with every healthcare system. In this paper, I am going to compare and contrast the United States Healthcare with Great Britain’s Healthcare system, NHS. A1. Access While researching these two countries and their current healthcare systems, I discovered the United States healthcare system varies quite a bit from that of Great Britain’s system. Some say that the people who reside in the US view healthcare as a privilege, not a right. They say that Great Britain’s population seem to see it in an opposite light which is they see it as a right, not a privilege. This tends to boil down to people in the US having money to afford healthcare while those in Great Britain get it for free. Statistics say that the US spends way more on their healthcare than Great Britain. Great Britain has cheaper healthcare than the US. Great Britain has a higher life expectancy than the US. The United States has a healthcare system that is led by consumers and is very costly. Great
ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEMS TASK 3 3 Britain’s healthcare system also known as National Health Service (NHS). The NHS is a governmental organization who is responsible for maintaining the budget, overseeing the clinical groups, and ensuring that the objectives set out in a mandate are met, including both efficiency and health goals. They are responsible for promoting comprehensive free health services. The NHS is state funded and paid for through payroll taxes. It is equally deducted through everyone’s payroll. It was established July 5, 1948. Since the NHS covers 100% of citizens then children, unemployed people, and retired people all have access to essentially free healthcare (“US vs UK”, 2015). The NHS guarantees healthcare to all. It is all free. This includes emergency room visits, surgeries, hospital stays, and ambulance rides. Their prescriptions are really low cost, only costing a few dollars. The United States does not have universal healthcare. Individuals are required to obtain their own insurance in the US and pay for it. They pay in to private insurance or they pay out of pocket for healthcare. In the US if you are at a poverty level or low income, you can apply for Medicaid and retirees can get Medicare. If you qualify for Medicaid, your
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