Privatization in the United States

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Private sector

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A government-run sector may transfer the responsibility for carrying out the service and/or resource management activities and responsibilities to the private sector. Privatization is the process of transferring ownership of a business, enterprise, agency, charity or public service from the public sector (the state or government) or common use to the private sector (businesses that operate for a private profit) or to private non-profit organizations.

Privatization

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Privatization can be a solution for dealing with particularly problematic aspects within a government's administration. Privatization is the process of transferring ownership of a business, enterprise, agency, charity or public service from the public sector (the state or government) or common use to the private sector (businesses that operate for a private profit) or to private non-profit organizations.

Municipality

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Often municipalities will turn to privatization to solve an issue.

Public sector

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Privatization is the process of transferring ownership of a business, enterprise, agency, charity or public service from the public sector (the state or government) or common use to the private sector (businesses that operate for a private profit) or to private non-profit organizations.

Profit (economics)

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Privatization is the process of transferring ownership of a business, enterprise, agency, charity or public service from the public sector (the state or government) or common use to the private sector (businesses that operate for a private profit) or to private non-profit organizations.

Nonprofit organization

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Privatization is the process of transferring ownership of a business, enterprise, agency, charity or public service from the public sector (the state or government) or common use to the private sector (businesses that operate for a private profit) or to private non-profit organizations.

Law enforcement

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In a broader sense, privatization refers to transfer of any government function to the private sector - including governmental functions like revenue collection and law enforcement.

Buyout

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The first is a buyout, by the majority owner, of all shares of a public corporation or holding company's stock, privatizing a publicly traded stock, and often described as private equity.

Ownership

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The first is a buyout, by the majority owner, of all shares of a public corporation or holding company's stock, privatizing a publicly traded stock, and often described as private equity.

Public company

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The first is a buyout, by the majority owner, of all shares of a public corporation or holding company's stock, privatizing a publicly traded stock, and often described as private equity.

Private equity

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The first is a buyout, by the majority owner, of all shares of a public corporation or holding company's stock, privatizing a publicly traded stock, and often described as private equity.

Demutualization

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The second is a demutualization of a mutual organization or cooperative to form a joint stock company.

Public works

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Privatization has also been defined as the sale of public assets to private companies who then provide that service back to the community or municipality at a competitive price.

Medicare (United States)

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In the United States, under the Medicare managed care the government pays a managed care organization (MCO) a fixed amount called the "capitated rate" for all medical services received by a beneficiary in a given period.

Managed care

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In the United States, under the Medicare managed care the government pays a managed care organization (MCO) a fixed amount called the "capitated rate" for all medical services received by a beneficiary in a given period.

Joint Commission

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Private sector involvement in Medicare and Medicaid is not limited to MCOs; private doctors, hospitals, nursing homes provide medical care; reimbursement claims are processed by private intermediaries; and peer review organizations, utilization review committees and accreditation organizations like JCAHO are staffed by private medical personnel.

Charter school

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There is also some private sector involvement in the public education system including charter schools, Educational Management Organizations (EMOs), and school voucher programs.

For-profit education

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There is also some private sector involvement in the public education system including charter schools, Educational Management Organizations (EMOs), and school voucher programs.

School voucher

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There is also some private sector involvement in the public education system including charter schools, Educational Management Organizations (EMOs), and school voucher programs.

Establishment Clause

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The United States Supreme Court upheld school voucher programs against an Establishment Clause challenge in Zelman v. Simmons-Harris.

Zelman v. Simmons-Harris

The United States Supreme Court upheld school voucher programs against an Establishment Clause challenge in Zelman v. Simmons-Harris.

Aid

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Both for-profit and non-profit entities are tasked with various responsibilities related to the US foreign aid budget such as providing emergency humanitarian relief, development assistance, as well as post-conflict reconstruction efforts.

Development aid

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Both for-profit and non-profit entities are tasked with various responsibilities related to the US foreign aid budget such as providing emergency humanitarian relief, development assistance, as well as post-conflict reconstruction efforts.