1 ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEMS TASK 3 Organizational Systems and Quality Leadership Task 3 Erin Talley November 7, 2018
2 ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEMS TASK 3 Healthcare Financing A1. Country to Compare Libraries of documents could be written about the state of healthcare and healthcare coverage in the United States if a person was to have enough time to discuss all the fine details. Political movements, businesses, and government parties have based their foundations on it. However, in all the arguing and studying this country has done regarding our own care coverage, it is quite interesting to see how other countries handle the health and welfare of their own citizens. After viewing the Frontline program on universal health care in several other countries I decided to take a slightly closer look at Japan’s model and compare it to the United States. A2. Access In Japan the government regulates the Statutory Health Insurance System (SHIS) which includes roughly 3,400 insurers and provides basically all the coverage [ CITATION Ryo16 \l 1033 ]. The government sets regulations, fee schedules, and provides subsidies. The prefectures carry out the regulations and use their own funds plus the subsidies to carry forward health programs. Finally, the smaller municipalities participate in smaller regional health activities [ CITATION Ryo16 \l 1033 ]. All citizens and resident non-citizens are mandated to enroll in SHIS partners based on age, employment, and place of residence [ CITATION Ryo16 \l 1033 ]. Visitors and nondocumented citizens are not eligible. Many residents also carry private insurance through employment as well, but this works mostly as a supplemental program [ CITATION Ryo16 \l 1033 ].
3 ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEMS TASK 3 In the United States insurance is provided by private companies or government funded programs. Private insurance programs can be obtained through employment offerings or purchased individually by citizens with their own money. The rise of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has helped citizens obtain private insurance with the help of income-based subsidies to pay for insurance.
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