Week 6 discussion 1: prescriptive authority: state regulations
Publicly-funded health systems provide more accessibility to many services for a lower cost than those provided by private providers. Due to limited resources, many public programs have lengthy wait times and do not provide certain services that private providers offer. While private healthcare is cheaper, it offers better access but also comes at a higher cost. Private insurance also allows patients greater choice when it comes to selecting their provider which may lead to better outcomes depending on the individual’s needs.
These differences not only affect access to care, but they also impact the quality of care and overall cost effectiveness. Therefore it’s important to consider all factors before choosing between public or private coverage so that individuals can get the best possible outcome according to their particular situation.