Health Status and Health Care Services in France with Comparison to the United States Essay

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Table of Contents Executive Summary ……………………………………………………3 Availability of Health Services ....…………………………………….3 Basic organization Structure …………………………………….. Coverage …………………………………………………………... Services available …………………………………………………. Expenditures ………………………………………………………...….5 How Health Care is paid …………………………………………. Data on expenditures …………………………………………….. Population and Health Status ………………………………..………6 Demographics of population …………………………………… Mortality, infant mortality, causes of death …………………… Micro-environmental influences …………………………………………………………..8 Political ……………………………………………………………………………………….. Technology …………………………………………………………………………………. Summary ……………………………………………………………………………………………..9 Bibliography ………………………………………………………………………………………10 The health care systems of both France and the United States face a catastrophe of extraordinary circumstances. Both Countries have a large and growing elderly population that threatens to push the rate of health care prices even higher than the ever increasing inflation rates. In France insufficient resources have caused doctors to rebel against set fees, while health care price hikes endanger the country’s commitment to maintain a low budget deficit. In the United States care inflation will increase larger federal budget deficits and will continue to push up the number of Americans without medical insurance at all. Availability of Health Services Let’s take an over view look at the health services and insurance’s to get a general idea of what services are available to both France and the United States. The French population is covered by statutory, occupation-based and national health insurance, all of which are part of the French administrative law. About 80% of the French population is covered by the universal insurance system. However more that 92% of the French population has private insurance in
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