Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Financing Health Care - Part 1
Lecture:Types of Health Care Systems
Slide content:Limiting Private Insurance Effects include: Does not improve access to basic services already covered by MEDICARE Increases the public cost of universal coverage Some want to expand the role of private insurance to solve these problems Others want to continue restriction to ensure equal access for all 25
Slide notes:Limiting private insurance has two primary effects. First, patients cannot purchase private insurance to improve their access to basic medical services covered by MEDICARE. Second, limiting the ability of some people to opt out of public health care increases the public cost of universal care. Some Canadians would like private insurance to play a greater role in Canadian health care. Others want to continue to restrict the role of private insurers in order to ensure that everyone has equal access to basic medical care, regardless of income. Health IT Workforce Curriculum Version 4.0 25