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Organizational Systems and Quality LeadershipTask 3Shenette R. Cordova-FelipeWestern Governors University
ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEMS TASK 3 2Healthcare FinancingA1. Country to CompareI chose to compare healthcare systems with the United States and Japan. A2. AccessJapan is superior compared to the United States with regards to children having access to healthcare. Japan takes care of medical coverage for children and have open access to which providers they would like to see and what kind of treatment they need. The U.S on the other handhas a high percentage of children that live in low income families that can’t afford healthcare or doesn’t have readily available access because of Medicaid or other government funded coverages. Japan and U.S both have a plan to ensure children get adequate healthcare. (CDC, 2007) As of 1961, Japan has entitled everyone coverage from the six healthcare plans they offer.The “National Health Insurance” is what covers the self-employed, unemployed, and retired. (Web Japan, 2000) In the U.S anyone unemployed can get Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act (COBRA) coverage, which allows them to purchase their previous jobs insurance for up to 18 months. The downfall to this is that the coverage can be very expensive, and almost impossible to purchase, especially while looking for a job. (U.S. Dept of Labor, 2019) Both countries both offer services to the unemployed, but Japan’s appears more helpful than the U.S. Japan’s elderly population is growing at a fast rate. The superior healthcare they receive there has proven that they are one of the healthiest countries. The elderly over 65 are “Type 1 insured persons”, meaning that their care gets pain from pensions, and anyone between 40-64 are“Type 2 insured” meaning that payments are collected together with health insurance