Task 3Talisa Kara Tan-DavidOrganizational Systems and Quality LeadershipWestern Governors University
It is essential that nurses understand the issues related to the healthcare financing systemsfrom the local, state, and national levels. These healthcare financing systems directly affect the healthcare delivery system. Nurses, being patient advocates, are able to work with patients and their families to access numerous available resources to achieve their healthcare needs. Numerous models for healthcare systems differ per country’s healthcare resources and needs. In this paper, U.S. and Japan healthcare delivery systems are discussed.People in the United States have access healthcare services and resources provided by thegovernment. According to Medicaid.gov, Medicaid is a federal and state program that assist people with limited income, the elderly, people with disabilities, low income families and children of their medical cost. These individuals may qualify for low-cost or free care through Medicaid (Medicaid,gov, 2019). The Affordable Care Act, or sometimes called the ObamaCare, is a healthcare reform law that promotes access to healthcare in the US. Its primary aim is to provide more Americans with access to “affordable health insurance, regulating the health insurance industry, and reducing health care spending in the US” (ObamaCare, 2016). ObamaCare offers advantages and healthcare protection to Americans. This increases Medicaid to all Americans and offers healthcare cost assistance. Medicare is another health insurance program for “people age 65 or older, people who are under 65 with certain disabilities, and people of all ages with End-Stage Renal Disease (either permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant)” (CMS.gov, 2019). With Medicaid, Medicare, and ObamaCare, more U.S. residents are able to seek healthcare services, afford medications and get the treatmentthey need. There are other programs that provide healthcare assistance to U.S. residents. Some of
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