Organizational Systems and Quality LeadershipTask 3Emily SlusarzykWestern Governors University
ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEMS TASK 3 2A1. Country to CompareIn this paper I will compare Germany’s healthcare system with the U.S. healthcare system.A2. AccessFor children in the US, if a family makes too much money to qualify for Medicaid children can qualify for CHIP (The Children’s Health Insurance Program). The CHIP program and Medicaid allow millions of Americans to have health care coverage at no to very little cost tothem. Among these people, this includes low-income individuals, people with disabilities, families, children, the elderly and pregnant women. For children, CHIP coverage does vary upon each state but what the programs covers is anywhere from doctors’ visits, immunizations, x-rays and lab tests, dental and vision, emergency, outpatient and inpatient coverage. The cost does vary as well, but most well child visits and routine visits are free and other more in-depth visits such as emergency or inpatient visits do have copays (“The Children’s Health Insurance”, 2019). In comparison, children in Germany are covered until the age of 18 by public health insurance. Pediatricians typically cover children until the age of 12 and then the care is transferred to a general practitioner. Emergency and outpatient care are offered by many of the specialty children’s hospitals. Also, in Germany vaccinations for children are free which is very different from the US (The German Healthcare System, 2020).For the unemployed in the US, you have few options. You may qualify for an affordable health insurance plan through the Marketplace. This is dependent onyour household size and savings based on your income. With being eligible for the Marketplace you may qualify for tax
ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEMS TASK 3 3credits and saving of copays and deductibles. You can also qualify for Medicaid which may be free or at a very low cost. Medicaid covers millions of Americans who are unemployed or have disabilities. When unemployed your household size and income-based savings determines which coverage, you are eligible for and how much help you can receive (“Unemployed People”, 2019).
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