Week 6 discussion 1: prescriptive authority: state regulations
Publicly funded health systems offer more access to a wide variety of services at lower rates than private providers. However, due to limited resources, public programs often have long wait times or lack certain treatments that are available through private providers. In contrast, privately funded healthcare offers faster access to medical care but comes with higher costs. 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.
Ultimately these differences affect not only access but also the quality of care available as well as its overall cost effectiveness for patients using either system. 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.