Organizational Systems and Quality Leadership Task 3, SAT1-0517/1217 Kerri Burroughs February 5, 2020 Western Governors University
ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEMS TASK 3 2 Healthcare Financing A1. Country to Compare The comparison of the U.S. healthcare system to Great Britain is that there are many differences between the two systems. A2. Access The U.S. healthcare system is an almost completely a private system and Great Britain healthcare system is socialized. In Great Britain everyone has access to healthcare no matter how poor or rich they may be without discrimination. That includes children, unemployed, and retired. It is called the National Health Service (NHS). All of the insurance is paid through tax revenue and employer contribution. The hospitals are all nonprofit and compete for business. Patients never pay for medical bills. In Great Britain the taxes are higher than in the U.S. to cover the bills. They also get funds from copayments, private patients using NHS and other small sources. There is a small number of patients that use private voluntary insurance. The private pay gets faster and more convenient access to care (International Commonwealth Fund, 2017). In the U.S., the insurance is mostly private. The hospitals are profit, nonprofit, and charitable organizations. There are some government programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans health administration and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) that help supplement healthcare. There are strict qualifications that must be met and not everyone may qualify for it. Unfortunately, not everyone has access to health insurance and/or are underinsured.
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