A Look Into The Global Health Care Of Iceland, Belgium, Hungary, And The United States

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A Look into the Global Health Care of
Iceland, Belgium, Romania, and the United States The United States has no single nationwide system of health insurance. Health insurance is purchased in the private marketplace or provided by the government to certain groups. Private health insurance can be purchased from various for–profit commercial insurance companies or from non–profit insurers (Ridic, Gleason, & Ridic, 2012). About 70% of the population is covered by private health insurance. In addition to private health insurance, nearly 26% of the United States population is covered by public health insurance. The two major types of public health insurance are Medicare and Medicaid (Ridic, Gleason, & Ridic, 2012). The United States health care system is much diversified in terms of production methods. The government, not-for-profit, and for-profit institutions play a role in health care markets. Under both Medicare and Medicaid, the physician can choose to accept assignments of patients (Ridic, Gleason, & Ridic, 2012). There are many strengths to the United States health care system. The advanced state of technology is the greatest strength of the U.S. health care system. Premature babies, for example, face a relatively good chance of surviving if they are born in the U.S. because of the state of technology (Ridic, Gleason, & Ridic, 2012). A relatively high life expectancy after age 80 is another reflection of the advanced state of health care technology in the United…

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