Health Care for allAmericansWhy you should support a universalhealth care system in the UnitedStates.
Total Health Expenditure Per Capita,       U.S. and Belgium, 2008       United States $7,538   No social healthcare, for p...
Teresa, 47 year old, registered nurse●   Lives in the United States●   Employer insured●   Total hysterectomy●   No short ...
Ria, 35 year old, kindergarten teacher●   Lives in Belgium●   Insured●   Fractured hip●   Daily home visits from nurse●   ...
Universal Declaration of             Human RightsEveryone has the right to a standard of living adequate for   the health ...
What is Universal Health Care?According to Mosbys                             medical               dictionary   auniversa...
The Beveridge Model● health care is provided and financed by the government   through tax payments● many hospitals and cli...
The Bismarck Model● health care is financed jointly by employers and   employees through payroll deduction (alike)● plans ...
The National Health Insurance (NHI)● system has elements of both Beveridge and Bismarck● it uses private-sector providers ...
Arguments FOR● Universal medical care is a basic human right● Universal medical care promotes the greater disease  recover...
FranceFRANCE UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE:A universal, affordable, and high-qualityhealth care the status of an inalienablehuman ...
Who is covered?1.Anyone who resides in France longer than three months.Whether the person is legally or not.2.Government s...
Who is providing services?4. Hospitals, two general categories:    *The public sector, which accounts for 65% of hospital ...
Who provides funding for Healthcare?1.Employers and employees fund the system through taxes, but payingtaxes is not a prer...
Who provides funding for Healthcare?4.France universal system relies on competition to keep cost down andprovide choices t...
Sarah Gondy            (NWHN. National Women’s Health Network).As student she pays 100 Euros each year (about $144) to be ...
EXAMPLEFRANCE                                     U.S.A         ●   really easy to do                       ●   NO access ...
Canada● “Medicare” - Medical Care Act in 1966.● Universal and affordable healthcare● The Quality of health care  ○ Guarant...
Canada● Canada is of 10 provincesand 3 territories. ● Province or territory basedadministering.●   Cost and Structurally E...
CanadaWho is covered?  ○ All citizens and permanent residents  ○ Not affected by loss or change of jobs  ○ No lifetime lim...
CanadaWhat is covered? ○ Preventative care ○ Medical treatments from PCP ○ Emergency service ○ Hospital access ○ Dental su...
CanadaHow much does it cost?   ● NO deductibles   ● Co-pays – low or nothing
Canada● 2009 poll by Nanos Research:86.2% of Canadianssupported public basis of Medicare● 2008 Strategic Counsel survey:91...
Unites States of America           IMPORTANT FACTS:In 2005:● 13.5% of GDP was spent on health care● $6,401 on average per ...
United States of AmericaRight Now:● Health Insurance is provided by both private  and public insurance programs.  ○ Most e...
United States● Private Sector provides owns and operates  large health care programs● Public Sector which is run by the st...
Comparative ChartSource of data: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_care_in_Canada , based on OECD statistics = Organisat...
To conclude...Universal health care is not as scary as itseems.Weve heard about how its working for Franceand Canada.Then ...
Around the globeExcept for the United States, the 25 wealthiestnations now have some form of national healthcare.Countries...
We All Deserve Health CareEvery man, womanand child, regardlessof economic classand income shouldhave access to healthcare...
Making Hard ChoicesFamilies arechoosing betweenputting food on thetable and givingtheir childrenhealth care.              ...
We need your help.Contact the House of Representatives aboutthe HR 676 - The National Health InsuranceAct. This bill fully...
We cannot let this is continue.   http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Z093Y8FckoA/Tu4OKWKy-VI/AAAAAAAAAlQ/lIJIi4rWi2k/s1600/child-po...
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The materials were collected and compiled into the presentation as a study project for Public Speaking class (COMM 110) in Cañada College in Redwood City, CA. Made by students of Spring 2012 - Jenna Baleix, Inge Verschueren, Julia Meinhold, Lissette Saravia, Ja Juarez, Mikhail Maryakhin.

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  1. 1. Health Care for allAmericansWhy you should support a universalhealth care system in the UnitedStates.
  2. 2. Total Health Expenditure Per Capita, U.S. and Belgium, 2008 United States $7,538 No social healthcare, for profit Belgium $3,677 Social health care, not for profit
  3. 3. Teresa, 47 year old, registered nurse● Lives in the United States● Employer insured● Total hysterectomy● No short term disability● Sick time only accumulates after 90 days● qualified for 4 week absence of leave● Job will be posted after 4 weeks
  4. 4. Ria, 35 year old, kindergarten teacher● Lives in Belgium● Insured● Fractured hip● Daily home visits from nurse● Weekly cleaning crew● Regular paycheck● Job will be waiting● No extra medical bills
  5. 5. Universal Declaration of Human RightsEveryone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood,old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control. Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  6. 6. What is Universal Health Care?According to Mosbys medical dictionary auniversal health care is“a health insurance program that is financed bytaxes and administered by the government toprovide comprehensive health care that isaccessible to all citizens of that nation.” Mosbys Medical Dictionary, 8th edition. © 2009, Elsevier
  7. 7. The Beveridge Model● health care is provided and financed by the government through tax payments● many hospitals and clinics are owned by the government● low costs per capita● Great Britain, Spain, most of Scandinavia, and New Zealand
  8. 8. The Bismarck Model● health care is financed jointly by employers and employees through payroll deduction (alike)● plans have to cover everybody, and (unlike)● plans do not make a profit (unlike)● Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Japan, Switzerland, and, to a degree, in Latin America
  9. 9. The National Health Insurance (NHI)● system has elements of both Beveridge and Bismarck● it uses private-sector providers (Bismarck)● payment comes from a government-run insurance program that every citizen pays into (Beveridge)● universal insurance programs tend to be cheaper than American● Canada
  10. 10. Arguments FOR● Universal medical care is a basic human right● Universal medical care promotes the greater disease recovery rates associated with preventive care● Universal medical care saves governments money in the long run● Universal medical care promotes stable socioeconomic environment
  11. 11. FranceFRANCE UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE:A universal, affordable, and high-qualityhealth care the status of an inalienablehuman and civil rights. (NWHN, National Women’s Health Network).
  12. 12. Who is covered?1.Anyone who resides in France longer than three months.Whether the person is legally or not.2.Government statistics from 2004 suggest that up to130,000 undocumented immigrants have access to theFrench health system.3. Special programs for low-income people are offered
  13. 13. Who is providing services?4. Hospitals, two general categories: *The public sector, which accounts for 65% of hospital beds. Public hospitals are responsible for supplying ongoing care, teaching and training. *Private hospitals are profit oriented. They concentrate on surgical procedures and depend on their fee-for-service for funding. There is no significant difference in the quality of care between public and private hospitals.
  14. 14. Who provides funding for Healthcare?1.Employers and employees fund the system through taxes, but payingtaxes is not a prerequisite for getting benefits, nor is employment.2.Social security system covers public hospitals “global budget”.3.Private hospitals receive activity-based payments.
  15. 15. Who provides funding for Healthcare?4.France universal system relies on competition to keep cost down andprovide choices to consumers.5.France Healthcare system , which the World Health Organizationranked the best on Earth in 2001 (US 37th), is a compromise betweentaxpayers, healthcare providers, and private insurers.(NWHN, National Women’s Health Network).
  16. 16. Sarah Gondy (NWHN. National Women’s Health Network).As student she pays 100 Euros each year (about $144) to be covered formost of my health care.How much does a college student in the U.S.A. pays for health care?“My mother, suffered a serious back injury. Yet, that was the aspect of life sheto worry about the least: *The health care system took care of her. *She received medical attention as the next person, experienced no restrictions, and was not denied any needed medicine produce or medicines. *Here is a common story in France.
  17. 17. EXAMPLEFRANCE U.S.A ● really easy to do ● NO access to healthcare ● completely affordable ● NO access to physician“how could so rich and powerful a country as the U.S. do such a bad jobwith health care coverage?". Sarah Gondy, (NWHN. National Women’s Health Network).
  18. 18. Canada● “Medicare” - Medical Care Act in 1966.● Universal and affordable healthcare● The Quality of health care ○ Guaranteed by the Government● Publicly funded for the most ○ 70+% from Federal income taxes. ○ Only 27% from private insurers
  19. 19. Canada● Canada is of 10 provincesand 3 territories. ● Province or territory basedadministering.● Cost and Structurally Effective ○ Administrative simplicity ○ Doctor handles the insurance claim against the provincial insurer ○ No patient is involved in billing and reclaim ○ Most doctors are self-employed private entities ○ Competitive practices as Ads are minimized
  20. 20. CanadaWho is covered? ○ All citizens and permanent residents ○ Not affected by loss or change of jobs ○ No lifetime limits“All Canadian citizens and permanent residents are eligible for health insurancein Canada… regardless of medical history, personal income, or standard ofliving.” (Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Governmental website)Special programs? ○ Immigrants - waiting periods of up to 90 days - depending on province/territory. ○ Interim Federal Health Program for low income or ineligible persons
  21. 21. CanadaWhat is covered? ○ Preventative care ○ Medical treatments from PCP ○ Emergency service ○ Hospital access ○ Dental surgery ○ Maternity and infertility problems ○ Medications for the elderly or indigent ○ Drug prices are under control - negotiated with suppliers by the Federal government.
  22. 22. CanadaHow much does it cost? ● NO deductibles ● Co-pays – low or nothing
  23. 23. Canada● 2009 poll by Nanos Research:86.2% of Canadianssupported public basis of Medicare● 2008 Strategic Counsel survey:91% of Canadians preferstheir healthcare system to that of the U.S.
  24. 24. Unites States of America IMPORTANT FACTS:In 2005:● 13.5% of GDP was spent on health care● $6,401 on average per citizen● 45 million Americans had not health insurance
  25. 25. United States of AmericaRight Now:● Health Insurance is provided by both private and public insurance programs. ○ Most employees receive health benefits from their employers ○ "Underinsured" are the working-class Americans that have minimal health coverage from their jobs health insurance
  26. 26. United States● Private Sector provides owns and operates large health care programs● Public Sector which is run by the state offers programs such as: ○ Medicare ○ Medicade ○ TricareAccording to Salimah Meghani author of the article PainMedicine states that the "current health care system in theUnited States is structured in a way that ensures that moreopportunity and resources flow to the wealthy and sociallyadvantaged"
  27. 27. Comparative ChartSource of data: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_care_in_Canada , based on OECD statistics = Organisation for Economic Co-operationand Development
  28. 28. To conclude...Universal health care is not as scary as itseems.Weve heard about how its working for Franceand Canada.Then we heard about the lack of a strong andstable health care system in the United States.
  29. 29. Around the globeExcept for the United States, the 25 wealthiestnations now have some form of national healthcare.Countries working towards national healthcare: Brazil, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam,Rwanda, Ghana, India, South Africa, China,Colombia.
  30. 30. We All Deserve Health CareEvery man, womanand child, regardlessof economic classand income shouldhave access to healthcare. http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m0uv39h9bi1r51xsro1_500.jpg
  31. 31. Making Hard ChoicesFamilies arechoosing betweenputting food on thetable and givingtheir childrenhealth care. http://eaglesofpakistan.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/US-Poverty.jpg
  32. 32. We need your help.Contact the House of Representatives aboutthe HR 676 - The National Health InsuranceAct. This bill fully insures all Americans fornearly medical needs.Go to www.house.gov to contact yourrepresentative today.
  33. 33. We cannot let this is continue. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Z093Y8FckoA/Tu4OKWKy-VI/AAAAAAAAAlQ/lIJIi4rWi2k/s1600/child-poverty-rates-rise.jpg

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