Health Care Systems: Types & Concept


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In Taiwan, insurance companies are privately owned but payments come from a government program to which all citizens contribute. What type of health care model is this?

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1. Toby recently moved to Belgium and works for a marketing company. He is required to contribute to his insurance policy along with his employer. Despite having several pre-existing conditions, Toby's insurance must cover him. What type of model would this be?

2. The United States' health care system is a combination of models. Which models does it include?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will test your ability to distinguish between the Beveridge, Bismarck, National Health Insurance, and Out-of-Pocket Models of health care systems. Practice questions also test your ability to identify components of these models and where they may be used.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this assessment tool to test your comprehension of the following:

  • Components of each of the four health care system models
  • Differences between health care models
  • Combinations of components used in the United States

Skills Practiced

This assessment will test the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about health insurance in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the four different health care system models
  • Knowledge application - used what you've learned to identify the type of health care system described in given examples

Additional Learning

Learn more about the four models of health care systems in the lesson titled Health Care Systems: Types & Concept. The lesson discusses these topics:

  • Components of a health care system
  • Beveridge Model
  • Bismarck Model
  • National Health Insurance Model
  • Out-of-Pocket Model