be covered by private healthcare insurance or a portion paid individually. If individuals can not afford the medication they may qualify for Medicaid, CHIP, or other local prescription assistance
programs. A2B. There are different requirements to get referrals to see specialist in Great Britain and America. It is more difficult to see a specialist in Great Britain. Since most healthcare employees are Government employees, the pay incentive is lower than in America. There are fewer specialists due to wages. Similar to America, referrals in Great Britain are made by the Family Provider or Primary Care Provider. Once the provider grants the referral, Britain uses an E- Referral Service where the patient can choose which clinic they would like to be seen at. In America referrals are made by a patient’s Primary Care Physician. Depending on the patient's insurance type, the patient may have to choose a Specialist within their healthcare system, or select a specialist they prefer. A2C. America and Great Britain treat pre-existing conditions similar. Under the Affordable Care Act, no individual is excluded from coverage or discriminated due to a pre-existing condition.
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