Compare and contrast the following to the United States’ health system
Assignment 1 (Weeks 1-2):
Research the health systems of Canada, Great Britain, and Germany. For each, compare and contrast the following to the United States’ health system: 1. The financing and delivery of healthcare services; 2. The financing and delivery of public health services; 3. Government intervention in healthcare and public health
Please fill in the following table as you answer questions 1-3. Provider brief explanation for each item (not simply answer Yes or No). You will need to find material outside of the course to answer some of the questions, so be sure to reference everything appropriately.
Health Care Financing
Do individuals pay and how?
Does the government pay and how?
Do employers pay and how?
Health Insurance required? Is it private or public insurance? Who pays for the insurance?
Health Care Delivery
Are the providers public or private?
Are the hospitals public or private?
Free to choose providers? Need referral for specialists?
How are providers paid?
How are hospitals paid?
Public Health Services Financing and Delivery
List some public health agencies
Who fund those public health agencies?
What types of public health services do the agencies provide?
Government interventions in health care and public health
Government regulations on providers, hospitals, pharmaceuticals?
Did the government do anything to control health care cost?
Did the government do anything to improve the quality of care?
Canadians pay for healthcare services through public and private insurance. Over 70% of Canadians’ healthcare is paid for through the public insurance. People pay out of pocket or through private plans for services not covered in nationwide programs like Medicare. In the UK, they pay through National Healthcare System (NHS)…………………
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