Healthcare Systems And The United States

1745 WordsJan 28, 20167 Pages
Healthcare systems in the United States are very complex. The United States healthcare system is made up of public and private components. Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, government run healthcare systems, and military coverage is reviewed. As of 2011, 15% of Americans are uninsured, 60% of insured are employer based, and 15% are covered by Medicare. Access to medical care still has its challenges especially for the uninsured or underinsured. Although the United States spends the most on healthcare and has access to the best technology and healthcare services for Americans, the quality of care is not significantly better than other countries. Financing and Resources are two of many internal factors and emerging medical technology are on of many external factor discussed, and their relationship to Access, healthcare expenditures, and quality. Improving quality of care delivery by increasing care coordination, reducing the growth of costs, and moving away from fee-for-service delivery toward rewarding quality and value is needed. The United States is going to need to work toward price regulation, decreasing healthcare expenditures, and improving quality of care and outcomes, so that all Americans in the future will have healthcare coverage. The United States Healthcare System is quit complex and is similar to that of other countries. Access, health care costs, and quality of care, and how they relate to internal and external forces will be
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