Role Of Healthcare To Us Citizens

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Healthcare to U.S Citizens In the USA there are a variety of organizations provided to our citizens. Healthcare plays an important role in our society in general because it factors into our production. Programs, Production of Resources, Delivery of Services, Economic Support, and even Management organize our National Health System; we use this particular system because it shows how health needs or problems can produce health results or outcomes. Not only does it provide a systematic way of examining any one system but it also is a method for comparing health services around the world (Barton, 2009). Adding that, “a health services system is shaped by the country’s economic, political, and cultural values” (Barton, 2009). Answering question …show more content…
Four Functional components of the US healthcare delivery system are listed as insurance, finances, reimbursement, and delivery. Each of these portrays a different role, but overlap in a way. Looking at insurance they determine the package of health services the insured individual is entitled to receive, whereas financing is needed to obtain health insurance or to pay for health care services. Delivery is the provision of the services and reimbursement deals with payment services. An article that I found to be very helpful and informative summarized that so many Americans are without any coverage on insurance because Health insurance is so expensive, so most people that have jobs and work get there coverage through their employer. In this article it mentions that the “likelihood of being uninsured varies by state because of differences in employment, income, and public insurance programs’ eligibility levels” (“The Uninsured and The Difference Health Insurance Makes,” …show more content…
The positive effect has been shown that today these players can prevent all different single units from being able to have control to take over any of the other systems. A negative effect is that cost can be difficult to get because of the many different parts that go into payment. The main roles of the government in the US health services system was once limited to protecting us from outbreaks of diseases. The worst! But now in this day in time it has expanded into future expectations such as being a payer through public-sector programs like Medicare and Medicaid, they are providers for services to military, veterans, and indigenous populations, and lastly they are supporters of the education and training of many care providers (Barton, 2009). Under the categories of players, financing is consisted of your big time employers, governments (Medicare & Medicaid), and individual self-funding. Insurance is your well-known companies like Blue Cross/Blue Shield; delivery is your hospitals, physicians, nursing homes, and medical equipment vendors. Lastly to break down payment could mean third-party claims processors. (“The Uninsured and The Difference Health Insurance Makes,”

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