Running head: ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEMS AND QUALITY LEADERSHIP1Organizational Systems and Quality LeadershipTask 3, SAT1-0517/1217Nathaniel KassWestern Governors University
ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEMS AND QUALITY LEADERSHIP2Healthcare FinancingA1. Country to CompareThis paper will compare the United States healthcare system to the healthcare system of Japan.A2. AccessIn Japan, access to healthcare for children, those who are unemployed, and people who are retired is quite easily obtainable. Every citizen in Japan must enroll under their universal health care system. This may be done either through an employer or through a community-based insurer(Reid & Palfreman, 2008). This includes children and the retired community. According to Reid, citizens who become unemployed continue to receive insurance coverage as they seamlessly switch to a community-based insurance upon loss of employment. The government of Japan recognizes the increased state of vulnerability these citizens endure and they assure no one goes without coverage. This also includes the poor people of Japan who are automatically covered by provision of the Japanese government. In contrast, if someone becomes unemployed in the United States, they lose their insurance coverage. The retired residents of the United States qualify for insurance under Medicare once they turn 65 years of age. Retirees may choose from traditional Medicare products managed through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and may likewise select products from private insurers called advantage plans. Children in the United States gain health insurance coverage in several ways. They may be covered under their parent’s private insurance plan, or may be covered under a government supported plan such as Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) (Cherry & Jacob, 2017).
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