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Identify and evaluate the ethical principles used in resolving ethical dilemmas, and to apply the principles to specific ethical issues that may have professional, sociological, economic, legal or political implications.

Specifically, from a standpoint of resource allocation, write a paper in which you take a position on why it would not be ethically acceptable for a hospital to charge uninsured patients more money than insured patients for the same medical procedure.

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Thesis: It is ethically unacceptable for a hospital to charge uninsured patients more than insured patients for the same procedure. (I would reword this and add one of your key reasons why this is true).

Counter-Argument (the case that others would be making against your thesis): Patients who are uninsured have not prepared, and are therefore taking away resources from those who have planned ahead and asked for the resources to be laid aside for them if need be. As well, they have not been ...

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This solution outlines a paper and provides resources on whether it is ethical for a hospital to charge uninsured patients more than insured patients.

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