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There are two types of organizations in the health sector. The first type is hospitals, some in which are non-profit organizations and some in which are for-profit businesses. Fritz (2014) stated the following: “the difference between a non-profit organization and for-profit organization is that non-profit has a mission that’s supposed to benefit the “greater good” of the community, society, or the world. With a non-profit organization they do not pay taxes, but they can’t use the funds for anything other than for the mission, in which it was initially created for. Although non-profit organizations have the capability to generate and make profit, it can only be used solely for the operation of the organization. For-profit organizations sole purpose is to make money through trade of goods or services.”

It is said that organizations that are for-profit are obligated to pay taxes on the money that is earned. If a for-profit organization goes out of business, its assets can be liquidated and the proceeds are distributed to the owners or the shareholders. When a non-profit goes out of business, its remaining assets must be given to another similar non-profit organization.

The other type of organizations within a health sector is comprised of private and government health agencies, which serve public interest by providing health care, funding for health initiatives, and oversight. Some examples of health agencies that we are most familiar with are Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and a more recent type The Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA), also known as ObamaCare. There are also health campaigns that set out to prevent and respond to diseases, promote health and the quality of life, and growth of online health information.

Most health agencies face much debate on the worth or importance of it, but not as much as (PPACA) because other agencies have been around for a while now. From a website document ObamaCare (2014) is an “Act” signed into law on March 23rd of 2010. Its purpose is to grant Americans a number of new benefits, rights, and protection and ensure that more US citizens have access to affordable, quality healthcare.

What’s in question about ObamaCare is whether or not the cost outweighs the benefits. Kimberly (2014) listed some pros and cons about this act those being: “the welfare of the average American is said to be a pro side, but those making more money including larger firms and their employees may notice negative financial effects, which is considered a con.” There are numerous article on this subject matter that can be found from the web. For the sake or PR this is huge in the aspect of trying to bring about a positive image of how beneficial ObamaCare can be if adopted for not only the economy but Americans, only time will tell if this is beneficial for not only Americans, but for the economy.

References

Amadeo, K. (2014). What Is Obamacare?. In About.com. Retrieved from http://useconomy.about.com/od/healthcarereform/f/What-Is-Obama-Care.htm

Fritz, J. (2014). How Is a Nonprofit Different from a For-Profit Business?. In About.com. Retrieved April 21, 2014, from http://nonprofit.about.com/od/qathebasics/f/nopvspro.htm

ObamaCare: Pros and Cons of ObamaCare (2014). In ObamaCare Facts. Retrieved April 21, 2014, from http://obamacarefacts.com/obamacare-pros-and-cons.php

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