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Grassley Questions Status Of Nonprofit Hospitals

Grassley Questions Status Of Nonprofit Hospitals

Grassley Questions Status Of Nonprofit Hospitals

Senator complains about lack of reporting standards,country club dues, and ‘billions of dollars in tax breaks’

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) issued a statement highly critical of nonprofit tax-exempt hospitals while releasing answers of 10 major nonprofit hospitals prior to a Senate Finance Committee hearing on September 13. He questioned whether the public was receiving measurable benefits in return for “billions of dollars in tax breaks.”

A partial text of the statement follows:

Non-profit doesn’t necessarily mean pro-poor patient. Non-profit hospitals may provide less care to the poor than their for-profit counterparts. They may charge poor, uninsured patients more for the same services than they charge insured patients. They sometimes give their executives gold-plated compensation packages and...

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