rarer the disease, the more expensive the medication is, because they still have to spend a lot of moneyon making the drug, but not many people is buying itJ., Wapner (2017).A2B. Referral to see a specialistIn Japan there is no need to see a PCP before they need to see a specialist, they can go and see anydoctor they want. Most of the services are without an appointment and take a short period of time, theyalso visit the doctors more often that the U.S patients. In the U.S. everyone needs a referral from the PCPfirst to go see a specialistpbs.org(n.d.).A2C. Coverage for preexisting conditionsIn Japan there is not such a thing as preexisting conditions, everyone is seen by the doctors not matterwhat preexisting diseases the patients had. In U.S. there is a law that obligate Insurance companies toaccept patients with preexisting conditions and they can’t charge them more for it. In this case is the firsttime Japan and U.S. coincidehhs.gov(n.d).A3. Finance implications for healthcare delivery.In Japan people do not worry for being able or not to pay for doctor, hospital or medicine. They have acheap system that allow them to pay for those services and they feel the system is fare. In U.S. manypeople go bankrupt because medical bills. Even people with insurance can lose their home because ofmedical bills. Insurance coverage does not guarantee someone, that their medical bills are not going topile up, having for example an accident, can be devastating for a family because if the accident happenedto a provider this can cause the lose of job, home and insurance will cover a portion, the rest has to bepaid by the insuredpbs.org(n.d.).
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