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Study Finds Top Not-for-Profit Hospitals Offer Less Charity Care

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Not-for-profit hospitals with the healthiest finances provide disproportionately less free care to the uninsured and underinsured, according to new research, writes Modern Healthcare.

Hospitals that are exempt from income, property and sales taxes reaped $47.9 billion in net income in 2017, offering $9.7 billion in charity care to the uninsured and $4.5 billion in charity care for the insured who needed help covering their bills and deductibles, according to an analysis of 2,563 of not-for-profit hospitals published in JAMA.

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