P. S. 204: Institutional Capabilities Briefing

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November 14, 2012 P.S. 204 Institutional/Capabilities Briefing Health care by definition is, “the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in humans (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_care).” No world health care has been set, due to different beliefs, on the importance of health care. Some believe health care is a basic human need. Others like the United States believe that health care is a “fend” for yourself deal. To compare health care, I choose to look at systems of payment, and role of doctors as my institutions. Payment is an important aspect because we need to know who is paying for it, how much will the total program cost, and where will the money come from.…show more content…
Also there are out-of pocket-fees, this is when a patient sees a specials that isn’t covered by the medical program. Most of the general service is free though, but patients do wait a good amount of time to see a doctor. “There are tens of thousands of people waiting for their “free” care (Juillet).” Residences also have the choice to supplement their insurance through a private company, although they still pay for the state health care. Having private insurance means that the patient doesn’t have to wait to be seen by a doctor and also allows the person to jump to a specialist, without seeing a gatekeeper first. This creates a downfall in the system because the rich receiving cares while the poor are not. Poor and impoverished receive care, but the waiting may mean life or death. Although patients with long-term diseases receive free care, meaning they can see a special at no added costs. A current issue Ireland is facing is the rise of private insurance, which is forcing the premiums for public insurance to increase. Private companies are offering incentives for joining private insurance. Users of private earn tax credits that are passed on to insurance companies, which intern lowers…show more content…
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