Which of the following are characteristics of the U.S. health care system? (select all that apply)
- Many citizens receive care through employer-based health care plans
- Medicare is available to persons who have contributed taxes through employment
- The U.S. has an organized and coordinated system of providing health care
- Many employed citizens have no health care coverage
1, 2, 4
Nationwide, 44% of Americans are backed by employer-sponsored insurance, 19% have Medicaid; 13% have Medicare; 6% have non-group coverage; 29% have other insurance; and 10% are uninsured, according to 2014 data from the Kaiser Family Foundation.