covers pregnant women[USC18].” For those children who are not eligible for Medicaid., this program allows the child’s parent to pay small fees for office visits, medications etc. Individuals who are retired are eligible for Medicare when they reach age 65 or earlier if they become disabled. Another way people get healthcare coverage is through their employer and these plans generally require a recipient to pay out of pocket yearly deductibles, premiums and copays. For the outliers who are not eligible for any of these health plan coverages they must pay cash. Sadly,
ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEMS TASK 3 3many who cannot afford healthcare coverage do not seek treatment until they have an emergencyand then apply for charity write offs through the organization.In Great Britain they use a single payor system, also called universal health care. This system for providing healthcare allows all citizens of the country to be covered without cost and is not dependent on income or employment status. Taxes collected from the citizens cover the cost of this healthcare. One drawback to this type of healthcare is the wait time; for example, to see a specialist can take anywhere from two to six months to get an appointment depending on the specialty. Great Britain’s healthcare system will provide coverage for a person who is not a citizen of their country in the case of emergencies.A2a. Coverage of MedicationsIt was reported in 2015, that 89.7 % of prescription drugs in England were given free of cost to their residents (Thorlby & Arora, 2017). Copays are usually required by insurance plans
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