Organizational Systems and Quality LeadershipTask 3, SAT1-0517/1217Christy HuffWestern Governors University
ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEMS TASK 3 2Healthcare FinancingA1. Country to CompareI am comparing healthcare services in the United States to healthcare provided in Japan.A1. AccessFor children in the United States, gaining access to healthcare coverage is obtained via privateinsurance or through the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). CHIP is a minimal-costor no-cost health plan for infants, children and teens. Health coverage and benefits through theCHIP program varies from state to state, and Medicaid helps pay for it (Children’s HealthInsurance Program, 2020). For the unemployed American adult, few options exist for healthcoverage. Unemployed American adults can buy private insurance or apply government assistedMedicaid. For retired people in the U.S., traditional Medicare or Medicare Advantage (both aregovernment programs) or private insurance is available. In Japan insurance for children may beprovided under their parent’s plan known as the Statutory Health Insurance System (SHIS) orcommunity based (International Commonwealth Fund, 2017). Unemployed Japanese workers donot lose insurance if they lose their job; they can switch to a community insurer or a plan knownas Citizens Health Insurance (International Commonwealth Fund, 2017).