With aging populations and rising costs, health care provision is a concern for societies on both sides of the Atlantic. Although both the U.S. and Germany have very different health care systems, a more nuanced analysis of the systems shows that both countries are confronted by similar challenges, among them the reform of the health care system so that it rewards quality health care and payment systems for medical providers. A cornerstone of economic policy, health care policy in Germany and the U.S. will influence domestic policy debates for years to come.
Sebastian Beckmann explains the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on health care in the United States.
AICGS sat down with Dr. Joachim Roski, Executive Advisor in the Division of Advanced Healthcare Analytics at Booz Allen Hamilton, to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of pay for performance in the German and U.S. health care systems.
Potentials of linking quality of care with payment systems in the German and U.S. health care systems
With aging populations and rising costs, health care provision is a concern for societies on both sides of the Atlantic. In the U.S., the Affordable Care Act just passed its first anniversary. Once signed into law in March 2010, the act became one of the largest reforms of the U.S. health care… Read more >
Navigating the health care debate can be challenging in any language. Refer to this glossary of German health care terms for additional information.
Navigating the health care debate can be challenging in any language. Refer to this glossary of U.S. health care terms for additional information.
Overview While the United States Congress passed health care reform in 2010, the German government worked on a less comprehensive reform of its own system. The U.S. reform, enacted by Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, emphasized expanding coverage and making health care less expensive for those disadvantaged in the market. In… Read more >
Overview On 23 March 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. The result of months of political conflict and compromise, this law entails a comprehensive reform of the U.S. health care system meant to expand coverage for those with and without insurance and curb the… Read more >
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which President Obama signed in March 2010, is considered by supporters as one of the president’s culminating achievements to date. The Act has stimulated considerable controversy, garnering extensive criticism from conservatives and suffering in opinion polls. As a result, health care reform has taken a… Read more >
Background Since its passing in 2010, opponents of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act have launched legal challenges on the health care reform on the basis of its constitutionality. Both state governments and private parties have attacked the law through the court system, until the case reached the Supreme Court. The… Read more >
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. United States Coordinating Care U.S. health care providers are heavily divided by state and local regulations,… Read more >