Health Care Comparison Essay

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Healthcare Comparison between US, Great Britain and France Healthcare in the world has not only evolved throughout the years, but has also saved the lives of many when in desperate need. It would be safe to assume that it’s a necessary or one may say is an imperative tool to have in life. Throughout the news and media, it’s often shown that many around the world do not have access to health care; but what is said about those who have access and avoids obtaining it in fear of the financial adversity. Affordable health care has often been the main topic in US politics; often the challenges are available resources, supply and demand, and lastly cost. This paper will illustrate just how far we have come in comparison with other industrialized countries such as Great Britain and France.
Healthcare in the United States The United States as of today does not provide universal health coverage; this leaves according to Brown
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This system provides universal coverage with a combination of emergent care, public and private hospitals, access to high quality of care and lastly a higher volume of medical service to each of its citizens regardless of wealth or social class. According to Rodwin (2003), the majority of the system delivered through a fee-for service in private practices (emergent –care) and public hospitals for acute care (p.31). As with the US, most citizen obtain insurance though their employer which is then deducted from their taxes. Citizens are free to choose the hospital and or doctor that they so please as compared to health insurances in the US where citizens must choose a provider within the network for a more reasonable cost. France goes as far as to provide supplemental health insurance to its citizens for costs that are not covered by the NHI; an approach similar to Medicare in the US for its elderly

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