These out-of-pocket expenses are typically used for prescriptions and office visits. It can be lowered by a Cost Sharing Reduction subsidy. The reduction does not lower your copay, instead
it will lower your out-of-pocket costs. (Obamacare Facts, 2017). The amount a patient pays for a copay goes towards their deductible. A deductible is the amount of money a patient pays out-of- pocket before their healthcare insurance begins to pay for their fees. In 2017, a patients’ out-of- pocket maximum can be no more than $7,150 for an individual plan and $14,300 for a family plan (Obamacare Facts, 2017). In Great Britain, the public system financing is generated by tax revenues, including employment-related insurance contributions. The money collected from the tax revenues is distributed to the hospital doctors and healthcare providers in a fixed salaried contract. Under the NHS, there are no insurance premiums, deductibles, or copays for inpatient services. However, there is no cap for out-of-pocket expenses. One financial implication for Britain healthcare system would be the copays charged for outpatient prescription drugs. Currently, each prescription drug will cost about 12USD. This, however, does not apply to prescriptions prescribed in an NHS hospital. Prescriptions prescribed inside a hospital are free. Additionally, medical appliances and equipment contributes to over 53% of their out-of-pocket expenses.
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