pre-existing conditions, however, President Obama signed into law the Affordable Care Act. FINANCE IMPLICATIONS FOR HEALTHCARE DELIVERY In Switzerland the cost for insurance premiums have doubled within a 16-year timeframe, however, salaries have only risen 22% (swissinfo.ch, 2017). This is one financial implication that demonstrates consumers are paying more for health insurance, but their salaries are not keeping up with the cost of living. An additional adverse financial effect is that Swiss citizens are paying more out of pocket for their medical care. They are required to pre-pay their medical expenses and then get reimbursed which can be very difficult. In the U.S. one major financial repercussion is the high cost of prescription medications, often people are doing without vital medications because they must pay for other necessities like rent or food. The second financial impact is people are paying so much for their healthcare in the U.S. that they can become bankrupt just trying to pay to stay alive.
NURSING SCIENCE 6 References Dan Mangan, MNBC (2016). US often pays much more than other countries for prescription drugs, surgery. Retrieved from - more-than-other-countries-for-prescription-drugs-surgery.html Expatica Communications (2000-2018). Healthcare in Switzerland. Retrieved from - Switzerland_103130.html#Overview HealthCare.gov (n.d.). Medicaid & CHIP coverage. Retrieved from Kynan Eng (2016). What is the difference between the US healthcare system and Switzerland's? Retrieved from -healthcare-system-and-Switzerlands SWI swissinfo.ch (2017). Health insurance costs keep on rising. Retrieved from - on-rising/43553132
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