Would the US be able to transit to the British style of national healthcare? Why or why not?

Medicaid and Medicare Private and Public Health IssuesThe major payers in private healthcare (other than
government programs) are employers, and this has been true since the inception
of health insurance programs. There are several reasons why this is so, but one
of the main reasons is employees are a defined risk pool based on the work
performed for the company. Healthcare insurance companies are able to predict
the financial risk (as in an experience rating) taken by the type of employees.
If, for instance, the work is dangerous or injury prone, such as direct care in
a nursing facility, then the cost to insure that group would be higher than for
employees working at a telecommunications office. Government healthcare
programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid, do not measure the cost of healthcare
by the experience ratings.Based on your understanding of the topic, answer the
following:Can programs like Medicare and Medicaid adopt such methods
to defray costs? If yes, how would they implement such methods? If no, what
suggestions would you make to defray costs?Most of those receiving Medicare and Medicaid benefits are
not employed.How the recipients of these programs be categorized into
different risk pools? Explain.The aging population is a force in healthcare continuing to
have a dramatic effect on the direction of healthcare services. Many have
discussed the aging population as the reason for the rising cost of healthcare.
The pre- and baby-boomer generation (1946-65) were less knowledgeable and
informed regarding the health risks and, therefore, engaged in risky behaviors
that increased their susceptibility to chronic healthcare issues later in life.What does that mean to the viability of Medicare and
Medicaid?Regardless of how many changes are made to Medicare to try
to keep it solvent, aren’t the sheer numbers of eligible recipients versus the
ever decreasing number of people paying into Medicare the real reason why
Medicare will cease to exist in its present form?Do you agree with this question? Why or why not?The British national healthcare system owns many hospitals
and directly employs workers. General practitioner salaries are set by the
British government. The funding for healthcare services comes mostly from the
government. This is significantly different from the US healthcare systems.
Consider the issues with government healthcare programs in financing and administration.Would the US be able to transit to the British style of
national healthcare? Why or why not?In comparison to the British system and US system, what
would be some of the challenges the US would face in adopting a national
healthcare system? Discuss at least three challenges.
Employer-sponsored healthcare benefits should be maintained
or done away with in favor of a government sponsored healthcare program? Why or
why not? Think through this situation as representing both an incentive and a
hindrance. If it is a hindrance, then what is it hindering in the way of
government-sponsored healthcare programs?The major payers in private healthcare (other than
government programs) are employers, and this has been true since the inception
of health insurance programs. There are several reasons why this is so, but one
of the main reasons is employees are a defined risk pool based on the work
performed for the company. Healthcare insurance companies are able to predict
the financial risk (as in an experience rating) taken by the type of employees.
If, for instance, the work is dangerous or injury prone, such as direct care in
a nursing facility, then the cost to insure that group would be higher than for
employees working at a telecommunications office. Government healthcare
programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid, do not measure the cost of healthcare
by the experience ratings.Based on your understanding of the topic, answer the
following:Can programs like Medicare and Medicaid adopt such methods
to defray costs? If yes, how would they implement such methods? If no, what
suggestions would you make to defray costs?Most of those receiving Medicare and Medicaid benefits are
not employed.How the recipients of these programs be categorized into
different risk pools? Explain.The aging population is a force in healthcare continuing to
have a dramatic effect on the direction of healthcare services. Many have
discussed the aging population as the reason for the rising cost of healthcare.
The pre- and baby-boomer generation (1946-65) were less knowledgeable and
informed regarding the health risks and, therefore, engaged in risky behaviors
that increased their susceptibility to chronic healthcare issues later in life.What does that mean to the viability of Medicare and
Medicaid?Regardless of how many changes are made to Medicare to try
to keep it solvent, aren’t the sheer numbers of eligible recipients versus the
ever decreasing number of people paying into Medicare the real reason why
Medicare will cease to exist in its present form?Do you agree with this question? Why or why not?The British national healthcare system owns many hospitals
and directly employs workers. General practitioner salaries are set by the
British government. The funding for healthcare services comes mostly from the
government. This is significantly different from the US healthcare systems.
Consider the issues with government healthcare programs in financing and administration.Would the US be able to transit to the British style of
national healthcare? Why or why not?In comparison to the British system and US system, what
would be some of the challenges the US would face in adopting a national
healthcare system? Discuss at least three challenges.
Employer-sponsored healthcare benefits should be maintained
or done away with in favor of a government sponsored healthcare program? Why or
why not? Think through this situation as representing both an incentive and a
hindrance. If it is a hindrance, then what is it hindering in the way of
government-sponsored healthcare programs?