What is a health system and what are the main functions of a health system?

The health of individuals plays an integral role in the effectiveness of health systems. Many countries spend a substantial portion of their national income on their health system, yet still have major gaps in effectiveness and efficiency.After reading this week’s chapters and reviewing the PowerPoints and websites provided, please respond to the following (700-900 words, citation and reference in APA format):

  • What is a health system and what are the main functions of a health system?
  • Provide at least two examples of a health system.
  • What are the main features of universal health care and what measures can low- and lower middle-income countries take to achieve universal healthcare over time?