individuals are left to manage their own care. As the U.S. invests little of its financial earnings in health care, this limits the capacity of lower income individuals and those who live on the margins from accessing care. Similarly, those who have the funding to pay for adequate health care can be access care through their private insurance companies. These firms allow those who have the fiscal means to attend the hospital or pay for highly sought-after care as compared to those who do not have the financial means. In this way, the system increases the divide between those who have and those who do not have within the US overall; according to Leichter (2014), this has an impact on the population health of the country. These statistics indicate that those whohave the capacity to access health care do well, but that there is also a large percentage of the population who are suffering due to the current healthcare model in the U.S. Comparatively, Great Britain’s numbers are more positive. Only 33 percent of the population aged 65 plus live with chronic conditions in that country and infant mortality rate is almost half of that of the U.S. This speaks to the benefits offered by the publicly funded program provided in Great Britain. A2A. Coverage of Medications: In a comparative study of the U.S. and other high-income countries, Bishop, Sanark, and Squires (2018) determined that in the U.S. spends more
ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEMS AND QUALITY LEADERSHIP7money for prescription similar medications than nine other high-income countries. The United Kingdom was a country studied in this research. The US also has a high population of young and healthy individuals use prescription drugs, however they experience higher financial barriersdue to the privately-owned health care system in the country. At the same time, these young people also spend more out-of-pocket money on prescriptions. High costs are contributed to Americans share the burden of the uninsured and privately-owned pharmaceutical companies, which can optimize price points because there is not a centralized governed healthcare system in America, (Bishop, et al. 2018). Prescriptions in the US are retailed. For example, each individualmedication has a certain price point set by the distributor. Prescription plans are options in private and publicly funded healthcare insurance options, at varying prices and coverage Most commercial medication plans pay a percentage or maximum amount allotted for prescriptions. Some commercial healthcare polices include medication coverage. With private insurance carriers the amount of medication coverage and out of pocket expenses vary. Medicare Part D ismedication coverage. This option resembles a commercial prescription plan. Medicaid medication coverage is price conscious, there are approved medications which can be obtained for $4.00 per medication. If medication is not approved. The Veteran Administration provides medication to veterans free of charge. The veteran can also present prescriptions from providers
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