But what is either evaded or not considered in this anti-profit atmosphere is that irrespective of the size of the concern engaged in a productive endeavor, the principle is the same. Productivity is a virtue and profit is the lifeblood, the prerequisite of continued operation. If profit, the amount of revenue that exceeds costs, did not exist, capital would be depleted and operations would soon cease. That healthcare systems are often non-profits and do not have shareholders or pay every tax doesn’t change the economic reality that costs cannot exceed revenues (or reimbursements) indefinitely. If there were no capital, healthcare as we know it would evaporate.
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