Healthcare Synthesis 5D1

Description
Using the online library, the Internet, and the data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and
Development (OECD), research comparative international work and CONPARE the United States and Canada
with respect to which country is more effective in the areas of (1) economic growth; (2) expenditure (public and
private expenditure on health); (3) information and communications technology; and (4) health.
Click here to access data from the OECD. PLEASE USE WEBLINCK(http://www.oecdilibrary.org/economics/country statistical profiles key tables from oecd_20752288)
Your report should address the following questions:
After going through the statistics:
What information or statistic you find either surprising or reasonable
Do you anticipate the statistics will be similar in ten years Why or why not
The current structure of healthcare coverage in the United States has a combination of employer based coverage
and public program (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid) coverage, with a large uninsured population. If a single payer
system is implemented where Medicare is expanded to cover all citizens for those who prefer private insurance,
there will be comparable coverage under the same range of private insurance plans already available. Keeping in
mind these considerations, answer the following questions:
What do you think about allowing some people to purchase additional insurance, thereby creating a two tier
health system based on affordability
What are the advantages and disadvantages of this initiative
Considering the fact that healthcare is not a guaranteed right for everyone in the United States, there are
different kinds of barriers and obstacles in obtaining healthcare. In contrast to this fact, the notions of equity and
fairness are considered very important. You will notice that these notions aren’t considered when we discuss
people’s access to other goods, such as cars and computers.
What are these barriers Give examples of the different barriers to health care under the following headings:
Financial barriers
Scarcity of healthcare providers
Barriers to access healthcare
Cultural barriers
Barriers of healthcare resources
How would you define the term, ”equity and fairness”, in the context of the healthcare situations prevailing in
the United States and Canada
Why are they considered important when discussing people’s access to care
It is believed that government funded healthcare for all citizens is consistent with a capitalist economy and the
cultural values of self determination and free enterprise.
Do you agree with this statement If not, what other approches do you think will resolve the current inequities in
the system

 
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