C489 Task 3 Organizational Systems and Quality Leadership Nicole Houchin July 26, 2019 Western Governors University
C489 Task 3 I will be providing a comparison of the United States Healthcare System to that of the German Healthcare system. Germans residents have access to free public healthcare, which means medically necessary. Social security contributions fund the medically essential healthcare. Citizens are required to have state or private health insurance. To include procedures such as immunizations, prescriptions, and dental checks. All salaried workers in Germany have to have public health insurance, are not allowed private insurance. And if you are eligible for private insurance, you can choose one or the other, but you cannot have both.[ CITATION Ger19 \l 1033 ] In the US, public health care is offered, but individuals need to meet a particular set of criteria to receive free public healthcare. Medicaid is government-financed insurance that assists many whose household income falls under a certain level to be covered by Medicaid. Similar to social medicine in Germany where if an individual is employed, the family is covered as long as their income falls below a level. You make more; you pay more. [ CITATION Hea15 \l 1033 ] Those who are over the age of 65 or who have disabilities can be covered under Medicare. Medicare is a program offered in the US as a federally funded healthcare system.
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