The Health Care System Of The United States

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1.) Briefly describe the US Health Care system. Identify the people, professionals and organizations that have something to say about how health care is delivered -- and paid for -- in the US.

The Health Care System in the United States is provided by many organizations. The Healthcare facilities are largely owned by private sector businesses. A large part of community hospitals are non-profit and government owned, and only a small percent is for profit. The non-profit hospitals include 60 to 65 percent of healthcare spending comes from programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program, and Veteran’s Health Administration. Growing numbers of Americans are uninsured, and costs keep rising to this day. The United States spends more money on Healthcare, than any other nation. There are many Health professionals involved in the United States Healthcare system. These professionals are some of which include doctors, surgeons, physical therapists, etc. These specialists provide you with the correct care you need for a certain disease you are diagnosed with or even just a simple injury. There two types of care you can receive when visiting a certain specialist. These two types are inpatient and outpatient care. When you get admitted to a facility, and you are required to stay for one night or longer, including a nursing home, a hospital, or a mental institution, you are considered inpatient. Outpatient also referred to as “ambulatory” care is just the…
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