Sick Around the World

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“Sick Around the World”The reform about the healthcare system in the US has been debated within the government and the public for years. The need for change in the healthcare system echoed since the legislation of Medicare and Medicaid were created. US presidents have tried to push for a universal healthcare system because of its citizen’s outcry for better, quality care, for all. Surprisingly other countries have studied the US health system and reared away from its market based structure to more of a government based structure. In watching the documentary titled “Sick Around the World” I find it ironic that the most powerful rich country in the world ranks 37th when it comes to healthcare for its citizens. As a citizen of the US, I…show more content…
There is also the incentive of low malpractice insurance students in Germany can look forward to. In retreating back to patient benefits in Germany, a co-pay of $15 is paid out of pocket every three months. The cost for prescription drugs is small compared to US price for prescription drugs. With every health system there is an opposition from the other side of the aisle. In Germany doctors have complained about low salaries with regard to high care they provide. This is why I believe if you are getting a free education to study medicine, you should not be thinking about huge profits. In my opinion a country as a whole flourishes with healthy citizens financially.When hospitals have to complete for government funds it makes me think twice about this health care system. This type of system is used in Great Britain which makes doctors salaried government employees. With the government owning hospitals, higher taxes are passed down to the public in order to pay through tax revenue. This type of system also puts in jeopardy under performing hospitals, putting the jobs of medical students, professions at jeopardy. If hospitals are closed down due to performance rating, patients will have to wait longer for services with limited hospitals. In this system patients are also tangled up in going through a gatekeeper to see a specialist. So if hospitals and clinics are shut down, patients would even wait longer to see a specialist. This type of health care structure is not
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