SAT Task 3.docx - SAT Task 3 Healthcare Financing A1 Compare the US healthcare system with the healthcare system of Great Britain Comparing the

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SAT Task 3: Healthcare Financing A1. Compare the US healthcare system with the healthcare system of Great Britain. Comparing the differences between the US and Great Britain health care systems show two nearly opposite methods for providing and paying for care to its citizens. One is financed primarily from private insurance companies with a growing government component (US model). The other is funded and ran by the government in a universal healthcare system with a small private insurer component (UK). By comparison the US model is bafflingly more complicated to understand considering there are so many more components in calculating cost. Factors such as income, current/previous health, type of insurance and what the insurance plan may or may not cover. By comparison, The UK’s National Health Service cares for nearly 100% of the population of England, were as the US public healthcare systems cares for 28% of the US population. One interesting comparison is that in the UK all citizens get health care as a right. Were as in the US it’s a requirement to get health coverage or face a penalty fee. A2. Compare access between the two healthcare systems children, people who are unemployed, and people who are retired. Children in the UK are automatically covered under National Health Service (NHS) which is funded by general taxation. Children can initially be registered through the parents GP (General Practitioner) which can allow access to specialty services if needed. The NHS covers all basic health needs of pediatric patients as well as health promotion services such as nutrition assistance and scheduled vaccinations. In the US, children can be covered under their parent’s insurance starting at time of birth. Depending on what insurance plan parents have depicts the cost and what is covered for the family. Most insurance plans in the US cover basic pediatric health services like the UK model. Like the UK, pediatricians serve as referral makers if specialty services are needed. After the passing of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, children are allowed to be covered under their parent’s coverage until the age of 25. For children who
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