INTRODUCTIONIt is essential that nurses understand the issues related to healthcare financing, including local, state, and national healthcare policies and initiatives that affect healthcare delivery. As a patient advocate, the professional nurse is in a position to work with patients and families to access available resources to meet their healthcare needs.REQUIREMENTSYour submission must be your original work. No more than a combined total of 30% of the submission and no more than a 10% match to any one individual source can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. An originality report is provided when you submit your task that can be used as a guide.You must use the rubric to direct the creation of your submission because it provides detailed criteria that will be used to evaluate your work. Each requirement below may be evaluated by more than one rubric aspect. The rubric aspect titles may contain hyperlinks to relevant portionsof the course.A. Compare the U.S. healthcare system with the healthcare system of Great Britain, Japan,Germany, or Switzerland, by doing the following:1. Identify one country from the following list whose healthcare system you will compare to the U.S. healthcare system: Great Britain, Japan, Germany, or Switzerland.The country that I have chosen is Great Britain or England. I will be comparing the U.S healthcare system to the healthcare system of Great Britain in the questions asked below.2. Compare access between the two healthcare systems for children, people who are unemployed, and people who are retired.When looking at these two healthcare systems, there is one major difference and that difference is who has access to health insurance. England covers everyone and is a publicly financed health care, whereas the United States tries to cover everyone but remains broken up with numerous private insurances and public sources.In England, anyone who is “ordinarily resident” or a nonresident with a European Health Insurance card, are entitled to National Health Service (NHS). This means the children, unemployed, and retired are all covered. The NHS is mostly free when it is used by residentsand does cover visitors and immigrants but only for emergency care and certain infectious diseases.In the United States, there are so many different types of health insurance and to this day not everyone is covered. The United States has what is called a “shared responsibility” for making sure that everyone has access to health care but it doesn’t mean that everyone has health care coverage. This “shared responsibility” means that the government (both state andlocal), employers, and individuals are all trying to work together to provide access to good
quality and affordable health care coverage. In 2017, there were approximately 28 million people without health care coverage in the United States. Most of these were working-aged adults. When looking at who is covered it gets very hard to look at every private health insurance company because there are so many.
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