Consider the following:

Do you believe that cost shifting is a fair practice, or that it should be prohibited by law?
Why would a change in a hospital’s variable costs affect the profit-maximizing price of the hospital?
How do ethics and economic decision making intersect when it comes to health care?
What is the most important aspect of health care economics in relation to your current or desired leadership role? What actions and resources might you employ in that role to ensure objective and ethical economic decision making?