United States Healthcare System Versus Germany Healthcare

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The United States’ health care system in comparison to the Germany health system seems to be fairly similar in many ways; however there are some major differences. One seems to be divided into public and private sectors and funded mostly by the public; Germany's, is considered better at times which tends to run differently. In the two healthcare systems, both systems are taking the time to spend quite a bit of the governmental revenue on health but still have two of the lower life expectancies. The United States faces severe challenges in access to health care, cost effectiveness, equity, and to a lesser extent in coordinating care. Meanwhile, the German system is confronted by problems in coordinating care and controlling costs.
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The German health care system has been mentioned for the quality and accessibility of its health care. Their health care system continues to provide some form of health care coverage to all citizens. The German health care system is a system that has some flaws just as the United States health care system. With the rising cost of health care the German health care system has discovered funds that are not as lavishing as they once was, the burden to charge their citizens higher taxes to maintain the present health care system. In terms of health care they still continue to be no perfect system implemented that would meet the needs of every individual.
The German health-care system being a universal multi-payer systems whereas American people “evidently view health care as essentially a private expenditure of which low-income families might be accorded a basic ration but whose availability should be allowed to vary with family income.”(Reinhardt, 1996). The governmental health expenditure provides awareness that Germany subsidize the major part of total health expenditure: around 77% of the total health expenditure while the US government only spends 53% (WHO, 2010). In opposition, US private health expenditure represents around 46% of the total health expenditure, when Germany private expenditure only reaches 22% of the total. The health care system in the


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