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American healthcare system sharing

2018-04-02 11:12:27

Basic Facts about the U.S. Health Care System The U.S. health care system is a medical service industry provided by many legal individuals. Medical facilities and health insurance in the United States are mostly run by the private sector, and the United States offers more complementary public health insurance, Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program, and Veterans (Veterans) Health. In the United States, non-profit hospitals run by charitable or religious organizations account for the majority, followed by local hospitals and private profit-making hospitals, which accounted for about 62% to 20% to 18% in 2003. Although non-profit hospitals for the general public can be exempted from taxes, they still charge patients high medical fees. This is especially true for patients who do not have health insurance, which has also led to ethical disputes and legal proceedings against these hospitals. Although the hospital will provide emergency and outpatient services, they are mainly for inpatients. Alternative specialty clinics include surgicenter, which provides same-day care without hospitalization after surgery, and hospice care for terminally ill patients with less than six months to live. In 2006, the United States spent about 15 to 16 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) on health care, second only to East Timor's approximately 18 percent among all United Nations member states. [15] Of this expenditure, 31 per cent goes to inpatient care, 21 per cent to internal medicine services, 10 per cent to drugs, 8 per cent to elderly care services, 7 per cent to administrative costs and 23 per cent to other items, including laboratory diagnostic services, the pharmaceutical industry, medical device manufacturers and so on. The accounting department of Medicare and Medicaid services in the United States compares the annual medical expenditure figures. In 2008, the total national medical expenditure was 2.34 trillion US dollars, an increase of 4.4% over the previous year, and the growth rate remained at about 6%. The per capita medical expenditure was 7,681 US dollars, and the medical expenditure ratio of GDP was 16.2%. Annual increases range from 0.1% to 0.3%. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services projects that if the 2008 system continues, health spending will rise to 19.5% of GDP by 2017, [17][18] slightly higher than projected for Medicare and Medicaid services. Health care reform in the United States is one of the three major issues put forward by President Obama in the 2008 U.S. presidential election platform, and was passed by the U.S. Congress in March 2010. The health care reform is designed to provide health care to uninsured Americans. The first draft of the bill proposes the establishment of public health insurance, the transfer of private health insurance to the public health insurance. The current bill proposes to limit the purchase of health insurance for all Americans, and does not allow insurance to deny coverage to insured people on the pretext of illness or increase premiums arbitrarily. The American Party, the Tea Party and other parties have criticized the health insurance reform as unconstitutional because it is a compulsory insurance policy and will create a large and bloated bureaucracy, leading to social conflicts and other problems. How to get the ideal medical service in the United States? 1, based on the health of you and your family members, carefully compare the advantages and disadvantages of various insurance plans. Don't lose your freedom to get the health care you want just to save money. The Chinese love nothing more than to save money, but this must not be saved. 2. Ask around before you see a doctor. Due to the different personality and experience of doctors, the service effect is naturally different. Not the best, the best for you, and House's team is the best, but House has a nasty mouth. 3. Make regular visits to your primary care doctor to prevent illness before it occurs. It is recommended that we form a mechanism of half a year or a year physical examination, which is much better than going to see if you are sick. 4, if possible, try to choose a morning appointment, so as to reduce the waiting time. 5. Show up on time. Foreign people, the concept of time is very important, so can not be late or miss an appointment. 6, for friends with language barriers, especially old people from the mainland, you can find friends who understand English to help translate in advance, or print out your own medical history, symptoms, drugs used, and questions you want to ask. For those who do not speak the language, translation services (often free of charge) can be requested from a clinic or hospital. After the customer has gone, the customer's parents or elders in the family want to visit him, and if they are not feeling well in the United States, they can do so. Seven. After your visit, don't forget to pick up a card of the doctor with his name on it. Don't be afraid to call the doctor or clinic. Although the doctor visits, but outside the outpatient service is 24/7. The doctor or his partner on duty will make a reasonable decision according to your situation, or advance your appointment, or arrange other tests, specialist consultations, or replace your medication.