Organizational Systems and Quality LeadershipTask 3, SAT1-0517/1217Valery Maldonado-VillalobosWestern Governors University
ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEMS TASK 3 2A1. Country to CompareIn this paper I will be comparing Great Britain’s health care system to the United Stateshealth care system.A1. AccessIn Great Britain the national healthcare system’s coverage is universal. The NationalHealth Service is funded by the government through taxes and a smaller portion from nationalinsurance which is a payroll tax. The NHS covers born residents, non residents with a Europeanhealth insurance card, children, and the individuals who are unemployed or retired. For Non-European or undocumented immigrants the only treatments covered by the NHS is theemergency department or certain infectious diseases (International Health Care System Profiles,2019).The NHS pays for preventive services, including screening, immunization, andvaccination programs; inpatient and outpatient hospital care; physician services; inpatient andoutpatient drugs; clinically necessary dental care; some eye care; mental health care, includingsome care for those with learning disabilities; palliative care; some long-term care; rehabilitation,including physiotherapy; and home visits by community nurses” (International Health CareSystem Profiles, 2019). The purchase for private insurance is another option, which can beprovided by their employer or they can pay for the insurance themselves. Private insurance offersfaster access to care, and a less waiting period for elective procedures (International Health CareSystem Profiles, 2019). In the United states there are different options for health care coverage. The UnitedStates offers private insurance, insurance through your employer, Medicare and Medicaid forfamilies of low income and military insurance for veterans. The government has different healthUpdated on 2/21/19
ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEMS TASK 3 3insurance programs which help individuals obtain health coverage. One program is through themarketplace which was started when The Affordable care act was signed. “The Affordable CareAct (ACA), enacted in 2010, established “shared responsibility” between the government,employers, and individuals for ensuring that all Americans have access to affordable and good-quality health insurance” (International Health Care System Profiles, 2019). This reform offerssubsidized insurance premiums to lower- and middle-income individuals (International HealthCare System Profiles, 2019). Premiums are determined by the household size and annual income.(International Health Care System Profiles, 2019). Government programs such as “The Centerfor Medicare and Medicaid services” offers Medicare to the retired population 65 and over.
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