Differences Between Italy And America's Healthcare System

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Having accessibility to any form of healthcare is important to everyone in the world. Despite the fact that it is available to most countries, it does not mean that it is available to everyone. Being able to possess healthcare is seen as a gift in some parts of the world. In some countries, healthcare is free and accessible for all inhabitants, while in other countries one would have to pay for their own health insurance. Specifically, when focusing on Italy and America, there are major differences regarding their healthcare systems. Some of the differences between Italy and America’s healthcare systems includes the cost, the quality of care given, and the problems each system faces. Due to the fact that Italy is the six largest country…show more content…
No health insurance is perfect, it always has issues. Despite the fact that the Italian healthcare system provides citizens with free healthcare and decent medical care, it still has its issues. The doctors in Italy feel that they are not getting paid what they deserve and are being overworked (“Troubled Italian health system frustates doctors, drugmakers” np). Doctors constantly save lives every day and they are not being given the gratitude they deserve for going above and beyond to save their patients. These health professionals have even considered strikes in order to be heard and resolve the issues between doctors and the healthcare system (“Troubled Italian health system frustates doctors, drugmakers” np). While the doctors in Italy are fighting for a better system, America is experiencing a shortage of doctors and nurses (“13.4 Problems of Healthcare in the United States” np). This is a major problem because physicians are needed to help the patients and if there are not enough physicians, then who will care for the patients in dire need of medical help? One of the main factors contributing to a shortage of doctors and nurses is that emergency rooms, where the majority of patients come to for help, are understaffed (“13.4 Problems of Healthcare in the United States” np). The reason behind this lack of medical professionals is due to the fact that they too are being underpaid which leads them to not want to volunteer for difficult work when they are not receiving enough pay (“13.4 Problems of Healthcare in the United States” np). If America was to begin paying doctors more than maybe more would volunteer to help out in emergency rooms, which unquestionably require an immense amount of medical professionals to treat emergent illnesses. The two countries share the manner in which their physicians are treated. In order to keep the care consistent and always improving, these issues need to be

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