n the evaluation of the effectiveness of U.S. healthcare system in the context of delivery, National Institute of Health, (2008), outlines that the healthcare delivery system that is currently there is unsustainable due to distributable resources which are inequitable which results to unaffordable healthcare. It is indicated that patients may not even get services which are considered basic.
In the context of finance, it is estimated that the cost for healthcare is approximately, $ 7,500 per person per year. It is even harder for someone without insurance due to high premiums sometimes higher than their wages/salaries. Luck of insurance is the reason why some patients incur unaffordable health care costs, or refuse to seek healthcare services altogether.
In the context of management, and sustainability, it is noted that United States of American has a higher health expenditure than any other nation as indicated by the National Institute of Health, (1992), on ‘a layman’s guide to U.S. healthcare system’. Financing of healthcare is by major taxpayer, (Federal, State, and Local government), private insurance, and personal pay. Government programs benefit the elderly, the disabled, and the poor.
Some of the issues that prompt the need for healthcare reform include insurance companies with huge premiums, healthcare expenditure, economy, chronic diseases, and pharmaceutical companies
National Institute of Health, (1992). A layman’s guide to U.S. healthcare system.
Retrieved on 02/27/2017 from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4193322/
National Institute of Health, (2008). The unsustainable US healthcare system.
Retrieved on 02/26/2017 from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2384993/
Obama Care Facts, (2017). Why we need healthcare reform.
Retrieved on 02/27/2017 from http://obamacarefacts.com/healthcare-facts/