In other words, as long as you are a legal resident of the region that is being covered, (e.g. Federal Republic of Nigeria), you are eligible for universal health care.
The purpose of universal health care is to provide all citizens with an opportunity to obtain the health care that they may need without having to worry about financial hardship.
Currently, the costs associated with privatized health care are really expensive. Private companies set their own costs for insurance premiums, medical tests, and other services in order to make a …show more content…
For example, there can be government mandates or legislature that affects universal health care. The laws are what determine to whom the universal health care should be provided, the type of coverage that is included, and the type of care that is provided.
1.2.2 Advantages of universal health care
Improved health of the population, since all people will have access to health services. This will result in a decrease in illness in the general population and increased productivity.
Decrease in bankruptcy or poverty due to medical costs.
All people will have equal access to health care, which promotes equality and fairness.
Universal health coverage may help small businesses become more profitable and improve their growth. In a nation of privatized health coverage where insurance premiums are high, most small businesses cannot afford to provide their employees with health insurance. This makes it difficult to attract and keep quality employees, since they can go get health care with larger companies. Universal health care will result in cheaper insurance premiums for small businesses, which will help them attract quality …show more content…
Production of health care services is private; physicians receive payments on a negotiated fee for service and hospitals receive global budget payments.
By 1971, both the United States and Canada spent approximately 7,5% of their GDP’s on health care.
Private health insurance for covered services is illegal. Most Canadians have supplemental private insurance for uncovered services, such as prescription drugs and dental services.
Patients do not participate in the reimbursement process, which takes place between the public insurer (the government) and the health care provider. Monetary exchange is practically non-existent between patient and health care provider.
The ministry of health in each province is responsible for controlling medical costs, which is done through fixed global budgets and predetermined fees for physicians. Specifically, the operating budgets of hospitals are approved and funded entirely by the ministry in each province and an annual global budget is negotiated between the ministry and each individual hospital.
Physician fees are determined by periodic negotiations between the ministry and provincial medical associations (the Canadian version of the American Medical Association).
Several lessons can be learned from the Canadian