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HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM 2 Health Care Delivery System in the United States Various distinct organizations are involved in USA’s health care. The private sector has the largest share of the health facilities in the country. Moreover, the government owned hospitals and for-profit hospitals each accounts for 21%. About 58% of community hospitals operate as non-profits. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported the US as the country that spent the highest amount of money for health care than any other nation in the world (Obama, 2016). Access to Health care The USA’s health sector encompasses clinicians and hospitals, as well as other health care facilities. As part of the health care systems, there are insurance plans and people who purchase health care services. The operations of these facilities are based on group configurations and networks while others operate independently. The government offers insurance programs. The largest of these programs are Medicare and Medicaid. The former is meant for the elderly and disabled. People who are receiving long- term dialysis treatments are also covered here. The latter program covers given people who fall below the poverty line and who may be affected by disability. Other health insurance programs include the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, which helps children from families with income falling below average but do not qualify for Medicaid. Tricare is another program, which covers approximately 9 million military personnel
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HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM 3 (active and retired) including their families. Eligible veterans are covered under the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). The capacity of non-profit hospitals has remained at a stable level for a long time at about 70%. Some locations have for-profit hospitals that are run privately while other locations benefit from the services of government-owned hospitals. Government hospitals are mostly under the
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