Germany’s healthcare is put to good use dollar for dollar when compared to the United
Organizational Systems and Quality Leadership Task 3 - C489 4States. According to the American Journal of Public Health, for each $100 spent on healthcare inGermany, life expectancy is extended by about four months. In the United States, $100 spent in healthcare resulted in an extended life expectancy of only two weeks. In 2017, health-care spending in the United States came to $10,207 per capita. Germany, on the other hand, spent $5, 848 on health care for each of its citizens. Despite spending less per capita, Germany still manages to cover 100% of its population. In the United States, about 8.8% of the population remains uninsured, which equates to about 28 million people. Even more people are underinsured. (CNBC 2020). The United States has higher prices for most health careservices and prescription drugs when compared with Germany; meaning less money that Americans can spend on their families and increase America’s economic infrastructure. All prescription drugs are covered in Germany except for those explicitly excluded by law, and thosefollowing benefits assessment. In the United States, your health care plan will generally treat thedrug prescribed as covered. You will then be charged a copayment that applies to the most expensive drugs already covered. Any amount you pay for the drug will generally count toward your deductible and/or maximum out-of-pocket limits.Health care in the United States is provided by many organizations.These facilities are largely owned and operated by privatebusinesses. In the United States, 58% of community hospitals are non-profit, 21% are government owned, and 21% are for-profit.Healthcare coverage is provided through a combination of private health insuranceand public health coverage(e.g., Medicare, Medicaid). (WHO 2020). The United States does not have a universalhealthcareprogram, unlike Germany. In 2018, one quarterof U.S. adults reported that healthcarewas the most pressing cost, and 61% noted that paying higher premiums or a greater portion of medical expenses was a “major concern.” Roughly half of U.S. adults worried that they would
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