The health care system in our country is as complicated as it is essential. Every essential health care service has to be accessible to patients in need for the system to function. Currently, the system is primarily made up of patients, insurers, and providers, but their relationships are relatively complicated.
Sometimes, employers step in as they choose insurance plans that they offer to their employees. Sometimes the government steps in to provide subsidized treatment plans like Medicaid and Medicare to patients who can’t afford insurance.
Everyone who works in the system is also a patient of the system. Even health care workers and insurance agents get sick. They have to ensure they can get the care they need, and since the system is so big, there’s room for everyone to receive care without burdening the system, under normal circumstances.
Health care services include everything a patient might need from medical testing to life-saving treatments and long hospital stays. Every patient is different and has unique needs, but all of them are covered either by insurance, government payor plans, or their own income. Payment allows doctors to continue offering life-saving and essential services to patients of all kinds.