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The Great Britain’s healthcaresystems and the United States jointly demonstrate the extremes. Whilethe former has the greatest private sector system, the latter has oneof the largest public sector system. Notably, the Great Britain’sNational Health Service (NHS) was currently recognized for being theworld’s best health-care system by the Commonwealth Fund based inWashington in its ranking of top 11 countries in health provisions.However, the United States is also known for its huge spending onhealth care as compared to other nation including the Great Britain(In Papanicolas & In Smith 2013). Typically, the paper willexamine the healthcare delivery system of the U.S and Great Britain.Moreover, this article will explicitly discuss the two countries’healthcare system on children, the unemployed people and the retiredpersons living the two nations. Medication coverage, the basicrequirements for getting a referral to see as specialists and thecoverage for the pre-existing conditions in the two healthcaresystems will be discussed. Lastly, the literature will examine twoprimary effects about the health systems dissimilarities between thedual nations. The efficient healthcare system of the two countriesshould act as a benchmark to other developing countries in the world.
Comparison of access forchildren, unemployed and retirees about U.S and Great Britain healthcare systems
Surprisingly, the United Statesdoes not have specific programs in place which can assist individualshaving low-income and the unemployed who seek to find a properhealthcare. Although there is the availability of Medicare program,the citizens have raised concerns that the ‘’Obamacare’’program which was meant to provide excellent quality, reliable, andaffordable healthcare, have continuously been exploited by theprivate sector and it has not reduced the medical bill in thecountry. Therefore, the unemployed people in the United States haveincreasingly suffered from high costs of medical services which havebeen accelerated by the private medical facilities in the country.This is because those who do not have the insurance cover are notcovered by the Medicare or any other form of government aid andtherefore have to go through the burden of the ever-increasing healthcare expenses with no significant assistance. However, one willappreciate the CHIP which has enabled coverage for the United Stateschildren, and in most states, the pregnant women are also covered.Typically, in America, attention, and quality of health care, anindividual receive largely depend on the amount of money in aperson’s pocket, hence, locking out the unemployed, retirees andchildren (Mohajan, 2016).
Contrary to the United Stateshealthcare system, the Great Britain provides a universal healthcarefor all people in the nations regardless of age, economic status, andsocial background among other factors. The low income, children andthe people who have retired have no worry concerning not able toaccess affordable medical services because the program is efficientand affordable for all citizens.
Coverage for Medication in bothGreat Britain and the U.S Health Care System
The drug coverage in U.S iscategorized into different characteristics. For instance, theunemployed may receive a flexible health cover which founded on thefinancial income. Other notable features of witnessed in the UnitedStates health insurance coverage include age, marital status,disability status, work experience, educational attainment, householdincome, family status among others. The United States healthinsurance coverage is guided by the Protection, and Affordable CareAct (ACA) of 2010 passed during President Obama’s administration.Similarly, the United States health system’s coverage iscategorized into two distinct types including the private insurancewhich has the covered the largest number of America’s populationand the public insurance which has a small coverage. However, in theGreat Britain healthcare system, there are no types or categories ofthe health insurance cover because the Great Britain’s coverage isuniversal as the citizens are automatically eligible to health carethat is considerably free at the point of the utilization by theNational Health Service. Furthermore, comprehensive coveragetypically covers services, cost sharing, and safety nets.
Requirements to get a referral tosee a specialist In both U.S and Great Britain Health Care System
The primary care physician (PCP)has the responsibility for coordinating the member care, emphasizingon specific needs of the patient and driving personalized careenhancement in the United States health care system. Specifically,some of the referral requirements in United States healthcare systeminclude the following. The patient`s referrals can only be submittedby the member’s allocated primary care physician or a PCP who islocated within similar tax ID. Next, to input the referral request,the user profiles must entail detail for the patient’s referraloffer responsibility. Moreover, the referral should be submitted witha start date up to five calendar days before the entry date. However, in the Great Britain healthcare system, the referrals can beasked for specialist treatment on the NHS. One is also required tosee a GP if he or she wish to be referred to a specialist in a givenfield including surgeon or a gynecologist. Hence, the GP has themandate to make a decision on whether the patient is required to seea specialist.
Coverage for Pre-existingCondition
The U.S health care system,through ObamaCare, eliminated the pre-existing conditions beginningin 2004. The elimination of the pre-existing conditions implies thepatient cannot be deprived of health cover or denied treatmentbecause of health conditions. Similar to the U.S healthcare system,the Great Britain healthcare system does not deny anyone coveragebecause of the pre-existing situations.
Financial Effects of the healthcare delivery system of Great Britain and U.S
There are various economicconsequences on the patient regarding the healthcare delivery. In U.Sthe increasing health care costs have led to employers droppingcoverage or improving cost sharing. Secondly, the adults haveincreasingly struggled to pay for medical bills because of theincreased costs of healthcare services. However, the healthcarespending in Great Britain is relatively low hence the patients arenot subjected to too many costs to receive the medical services.Moreover, due to reduced health care costs, patients will effectivelypay for their medical bills (Holland et al., 2013)
In conclusion, the Americanhealthcare system is not ethical as compared to the United Kingdom’ssystem. The U.S health care system takes advantage of the low incomeand capitalism, making it expensive for the citizens. Although theUnited Kingdom also has its issues, I tend to side with itshealthcare system because it aims to care for its citizens.
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Holland, P., Chignell, H., &Wilson, S. (2013). The NHS and Third-Term Politics. In Broadcastingand the NHS in the Thatcherite 1980s (pp. 185-199). PalgraveMacmillan UK.
In Papanicolas, I., & InSmith, P. (2013). Health system performance comparison: An agenda forpolicy, information, and research.
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