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m. (ET) on Monday of the assigned Module/Week. For each thread, students must support their assertions with at least 1 scholarly citations in APA format. Each reply must incorporate at least 1 scholarly citation(s) in APA format. Any sources cited must have been published within the last five years. Acceptable sources include various scholarly/peer to peer sources, the textbook, the Bible, etc.Reply 1:Cost shifting occurs in different conditions and situations one being that hospitals and providers will try to make up the revenue that they had lost on public sector patients by charging patients with private sector more than what the expense was that they incurred. Privately insured patients are paying more for their visits and health care, as this is a way to cater to the lower payments that are received from Medicaid patients. Having cost shifting this allows health care providers to stay in business. However, Cost shifting does go against the basics of economics. Cost shifting can also occur when the cost of carriage has increased with the rising wage along with the rising cost of supplies.”So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or “What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:31-34 Reply 2:  A lot of people consider cost-shirting to be an unfair practice. Cost shifting is the theory that when public payers, such as Medicare or Medicaid, lower what they pay for services to physicians or hospitals, or when a healthcare organization sees an increase in those who are uninsured, a hospital responds to these situations by charging more to those with private insurance. According to Feldstein (2018), “the evidence of cost shifting is based on the observations that different payers pay different prices for similar services” (p.281). Although these numbers are observable, public payers have always paid less than those with private insurance. It wasn’t until the mid-2000’s when more data became available that studies could be done on whether cost-shifting was a common practice with healthcare organizations. These studies that were conducted by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission and academic economists found that hospitals did not cost shift (Glied, 2021). In fact, according to the study, when Medicare [supanova_question]

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m. (ET) on Monday of the assigned Module/Week. For each thread, students must support their assertions with at least 1 scholarly citations in APA format. Each reply must incorporate at least 1 scholarly citation(s) in APA format. Any sources cited must have been published within the last five years. Acceptable sources include various scholarly/peer to peer sources, the textbook, the Bible, etc.Reply 1:Cost shifting occurs in different conditions and situations one being that hospitals and providers will try to make up the revenue that they had lost on public sector patients by charging patients with private sector more than what the expense was that they incurred. Privately insured patients are paying more for their visits and health care, as this is a way to cater to the lower payments that are received from Medicaid patients. Having cost shifting this allows health care providers to stay in business. However, Cost shifting does go against the basics of economics. Cost shifting can also occur when the cost of carriage has increased with the rising wage along with the rising cost of supplies.”So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or “What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:31-34 Reply 2:  A lot of people consider cost-shirting to be an unfair practice. Cost shifting is the theory that when public payers, such as Medicare or Medicaid, lower what they pay for services to physicians or hospitals, or when a healthcare organization sees an increase in those who are uninsured, a hospital responds to these situations by charging more to those with private insurance. According to Feldstein (2018), “the evidence of cost shifting is based on the observations that different payers pay different prices for similar services” (p.281). Although these numbers are observable, public payers have always paid less than those with private insurance. It wasn’t until the mid-2000’s when more data became available that studies could be done on whether cost-shifting was a common practice with healthcare organizations. These studies that were conducted by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission and academic economists found that hospitals did not cost shift (Glied, 2021). In fact, according to the study, when Medicare [supanova_question]

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m. (ET) on Monday of the assigned Module/Week. For each thread, students must support their assertions with at least 1 scholarly citations in APA format. Each reply must incorporate at least 1 scholarly citation(s) in APA format. Any sources cited must have been published within the last five years. Acceptable sources include various scholarly/peer to peer sources, the textbook, the Bible, etc.Reply 1:Cost shifting occurs in different conditions and situations one being that hospitals and providers will try to make up the revenue that they had lost on public sector patients by charging patients with private sector more than what the expense was that they incurred. Privately insured patients are paying more for their visits and health care, as this is a way to cater to the lower payments that are received from Medicaid patients. Having cost shifting this allows health care providers to stay in business. However, Cost shifting does go against the basics of economics. Cost shifting can also occur when the cost of carriage has increased with the rising wage along with the rising cost of supplies.”So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or “What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:31-34 Reply 2:  A lot of people consider cost-shirting to be an unfair practice. Cost shifting is the theory that when public payers, such as Medicare or Medicaid, lower what they pay for services to physicians or hospitals, or when a healthcare organization sees an increase in those who are uninsured, a hospital responds to these situations by charging more to those with private insurance. According to Feldstein (2018), “the evidence of cost shifting is based on the observations that different payers pay different prices for similar services” (p.281). Although these numbers are observable, public payers have always paid less than those with private insurance. It wasn’t until the mid-2000’s when more data became available that studies could be done on whether cost-shifting was a common practice with healthcare organizations. These studies that were conducted by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission and academic economists found that hospitals did not cost shift (Glied, 2021). In fact, according to the study, when Medicare [supanova_question]

Assignment 2 Feasibility Analysis Gemese Freeman Small Business Management Dr. Adrienne Garabedian

Writing Assignment Help Assignment 2

Feasibility Analysis

Gemese Freeman

Small Business Management

Dr. Adrienne Garabedian

November 15, 2021

Week 6 Assignment – Feasibility Analysis

Introduction

“A feasibility analysis is a chance to open your eyes, ask yourself some very tough questions, then check to see whether your idea, as originally conceived, needs to be modified, refocused, or changed dramatically. (Or perhaps even scrapped altogether.)” (1).

Overview

With this assignment, you will be addressing the fundamental question: Does this business have profit potential?

Instructions

Refer to the same business you described in the first assignment, Creating a Small Business, and write a 3–4 page paper in which you:

Conduct a feasibility analysis by researching and analyzing each of the following topics and indicate how your business occupies that specific space:

Industry and market feasibility.

Product or service feasibility.

Financial feasibility.

Entrepreneurial readiness.

Explain whether the business idea needs to be modified, changed significantly, or abandoned based on your feasibility analysis. (Note: If you abandon the business idea, then you will need to select and analyze a new business that has profit potential.)

Include at least two references outside the textbook. For help with research, writing, and citation, access the Strayer Library or review the Bachelor of Business Administration Library Guide.

This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

Conduct a feasibility analysis to determine whether a business plan is plausible.

Sources

Norman M. Scarborough. 2015. Entrepreneurship and Effective Small Business Management. p. 237. [supanova_question]

Discussion Topic #2 – Income Inequality Think of this assignment as a

Discussion Topic #2 – Income Inequality

Think of this assignment as a debate. Review this statement. “A county with more of poor neighborhoods usually earn less tax money and would have less money to support a public school comparing to a county with no poor neighborhoods. Students from a public school that receives more supporting money are generally perform better than students from a public school that receives less supporting money. Therefore, the poor will destine to be poorer and the rich will destine to be richer.” Is this statement true in our nowadays economy? Why or why not? How does our tax system help reduce the distant between the upper class and the lower class?

It is clear that our system of allocation of resources is efficient yet not “equitable” or “fair.” From our textbook and the study/review of the above statement you have seen that governments have a political and economic role and among those issues addressed by government is income inequality. There are widely differing opinions as to the causes of inequality and even more opinions on how to address the issue. Should our tax system be changed? Why or Why not? To what extent do you think that income inequality is the result of choices made by individuals? Should they and only they be held responsible for their situation and their choices? Is it fair that a person who earns 45 million dollars (from capital investment) a year only pay 15% of his earning as tax while a librarian who earns 36,000 dollars a year pay 13% of her earning as tax? Should our government do more or less regarding the income inequality in the US? Why or Why not?

Debate your position on these issues. You are more than welcome to add many other aspects, data, facts, and analysis to the discussion.

REMEMBER: This is NOT a business ethic class or a religious study group or a personal story time. Use economics theories when you debate your position and argue your case.

Read syllabus for Grading Criteria.

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This assignment helps achieving the following student learning outcome (SLO):

Analyze market failures and the role of government and public policy.

Respond to Student #1

Ben Schade posted Nov 27, 2021 11:06 AM

I partially agree with the statement. I don’t think we should underestimate the fact that it is much more difficult to rise from a socially disadvantaged background than if you were born into a financially good standing family and received an excellent education. When you grow up in an economically depressed environment, there are usually two ways people move up. The first way would be to have a special talent, for example singing, sports or racing. The other much more common way is to be well educated, perhaps attend a university, and get a good-paying job. But what if this door remains closed to you? What if, as in this example, the public school you can attend only gives you a third-rate education?

Well, I still remain a representative of the saying: Everyone is the architect of his own fortune. If someone really wants to achieve something and has a goal, there are many ways to achieve this goal. Whether it’s scholarships or grants, there’s always a way somehow. The difference to the rich person is that it takes a lot more effort to shape his future and there has to be a lot of will in the person, compared to the wealthy person who may have a lot of things set in motion by his parents. To sum up, I would say that nowadays a person, regardless of his social standing, has a definite chance to have a good and financially comfortable life. However, the effort to get there is different.

I think that the tax system should not be changed, because only in the U.S. there is such a free system, which is among other things the reason that the U.S. is the most economically powerful country in the world. The opportunities to become successful in the U.S. are there like in no other country, one only has to seize them. If these opportunities and the lure of low tax burdens for the rich were eliminated in order to reduce income inequality, I am convinced that the U.S. economy would be much worse off.

The investment money that the person has paid in, for example, to participate in the increase in the value of shares, has already been taxed. Therefore, the rate of taxation on the profits of this investment, which was paid with taxed money, is low. This is also the case in many other countries where dividends and sales of shares are taxed at a low rate.

Respond to Student #2

Jenna Austin posted Nov 28, 2021 10:47 PM

“A county with more of poor neighborhoods usually earn less tax money and would have less money to support a public school comparing to a county with no poor neighborhoods. Students from a public school that receives more supporting money are generally perform better than students from a public school that receives less supporting money. Therefore, the poor will destine to be poorer and the rich will destine to be richer.”

Is this statement true in our nowadays economy? Why or why not? How does our tax system help reduce the distant between the upper class and the lower class?

This statement in general is true but for an individual is false. The poor overall are destined to be poorer because they are not given the same education and opportunities as the rich. Most of the poor cannot afford tuition at universities which for most well-paying jobs you need a college degree. In the end, the poor community will not make as much money as the rich community. Individually this statement is false because there are multiple jobs that pay a lot of money even if you do not have a college degree or even high school diploma. Just because an individual lives in a poor community does not mean that they can’t receive scholarships or grants to help them receive a college degree.

It is clear that our system of allocation of resources is efficient yet not “equitable” or “fair.” From our textbook and the study/review of the above statement you have seen that governments have a political and economic role and among those issues addressed by government is income inequality. There are widely differing opinions as to the causes of inequality and even more opinions on how to address the issue.

Should our tax system be changed? Why or Why not? To what extent do you think that income inequality is the result of choices made by individuals? Should they and only they be held responsible for their situation and their choices?

I do think the tax system should be changed. In my opinion, people should be taxed on their spending rather than their income. This would encourage everyone to attempt to make more money because they wouldn’t be reluctant to being taxed on their increased income. The poor would be taxed less because they have less to spend. The rich would be taxed more because they have more to spend. Nobody chooses to have a low income. People can control their work ethic and education which would give them the opportunity to earn a higher income. Depending on how severe their situation is, people’s choices reflect who they are. In some cases, this is not true. It is not always the individual’s fault but their parents. Children who are not older enough to get a job and receive an income, cannot attend school because the parents cannot afford it.

Is it fair that a person who earns 45 million dollars (from capital investment) a year only pay 15% of his earning as tax while a librarian who earns 36,000 dollars a year pay 13% of her earning as tax? Should our government do more or less regarding the income inequality in the US? Why or Why not?

No, like I said before people should not be taxed on their income, instead they should be taxed on their spending. The government should do more regarding the income inequality in the US by changing the tax system. In this situation, it is not fair because 15% of 45 million is not a big deal but 13% of 36 thousand is a big deal. Someone earning 45 million dollars a year does not need as much money as they can get. On the contrary, someone earning 36 thousand dollars a year would need to save as much as they can.[supanova_question]

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m. (ET) on Monday of the assigned Module/Week. For each thread, students must support their assertions with at least 1 scholarly citations in APA format. Each reply must incorporate at least 1 scholarly citation(s) in APA format. Any sources cited must have been published within the last five years. Acceptable sources include various scholarly/peer to peer sources, the textbook, the Bible, etc.Reply 1:Cost shifting occurs in different conditions and situations one being that hospitals and providers will try to make up the revenue that they had lost on public sector patients by charging patients with private sector more than what the expense was that they incurred. Privately insured patients are paying more for their visits and health care, as this is a way to cater to the lower payments that are received from Medicaid patients. Having cost shifting this allows health care providers to stay in business. However, Cost shifting does go against the basics of economics. Cost shifting can also occur when the cost of carriage has increased with the rising wage along with the rising cost of supplies.”So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or “What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:31-34 Reply 2:  A lot of people consider cost-shirting to be an unfair practice. Cost shifting is the theory that when public payers, such as Medicare or Medicaid, lower what they pay for services to physicians or hospitals, or when a healthcare organization sees an increase in those who are uninsured, a hospital responds to these situations by charging more to those with private insurance. According to Feldstein (2018), “the evidence of cost shifting is based on the observations that different payers pay different prices for similar services” (p.281). Although these numbers are observable, public payers have always paid less than those with private insurance. It wasn’t until the mid-2000’s when more data became available that studies could be done on whether cost-shifting was a common practice with healthcare organizations. These studies that were conducted by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission and academic economists found that hospitals did not cost shift (Glied, 2021). In fact, according to the study, when Medicare [supanova_question]