Great Britains NHS provides free medications for children unemployed and those

Great britains nhs provides free medications for

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Great Britain’s NHS provides free medications for children, unemployed and those retired. A General Practitioner has to be assigned first. The residents of Great Britain pay for prescriptions unless they fall under any of these categories: 60 years or older, 16 years or younger, ages 16-18 full time students, pregnant, specific medical conditions, disabled, or NHS inpatient. In the U.S. those that buy their health insurance plans are offered the following: HMO (Health Maintenance Organization), PPO (Preferred Provider Organization), and POS (Point of Service. All these plans have a formulary list that shows the costs and co-pays of the
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Running Head: C489 TASK 3 medications. For those retired, Medicare offers coverage for medications through Part C and D. These have co-pays. A2B. Referral to see a specialist In the U.S., the requirements to see a specialist depends on the type of health plan one has. For example, an HMO plan requires a referral from the primary provider while a PPO plan does not. Those insured under Medicare are required to see their primary care provider first for a referral before seeing the specialist. The same occurs in Great Britain. The NHS requires a visit to the general practitioner in order to get a referral to see the specialist. A2C. Coverage for pre-existing conditions In Great Britain, coverage for pre-existing conditions is a right given to all its citizens. In the U.S.,
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