Universal Health Care Lecture Presentation

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Unformatted text preview: Universal Health Care Definition: I n a gener al sense, r efer s to pr oviding ever y citizen of a countr y health insur ance Single Payer System: Refers to a way of financing health care, which includes both the collection of money for health care and, The reimbursement of providers for health care costs. It does not specify a health care delivery mechanism; it specifies a health care financing mechanism. The government collects funds from individuals and businesses, mainly in the form of taxes , and, The government reimburses providers for health care services delivered to individuals enrolled in the public health insurance program . Medicare, as an example of a single payer system, is health insurance for almost every American aged 65 and over. The provider taking care of a Medicare patient has only one entity to bill, the federal government Socialized medicine refers to a system like the National Health Service of the United Kingdom in which are mechanisms of delivery of health care are owned by the government. Single Payer System (modeled on the proposal of the Physicians Working Group for Single Payer National Health Insurance.) Eligibility and Benefits Eligibility and Benefits Every resident would be enrolled in a public insurance system. Coverage would include all necessary medical care, including mental health, long-term illness, dental services, and prescription drugs. Coverage decisions would be determined by a national board of experts and community representatives; unnecessary or ineffective interventions would not be covered. Patients would not be billed; all costs for covered services would be paid by the insurance program. Financing: Funded by combining current sources of health spending (Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, etc.) into a single fund with modest new taxes, such as a small payroll tax or earmarked income taxes. Taxes will increase for individual citizens but off set by reductions in premiums and out of pocket costs. Hospitals...
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This note was uploaded on 07/18/2011 for the course HSA 3111 taught by Professor Lytle during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.

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