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Video Describes Impact of AB 975 on Local Communities
CHA campaign opposes state-mandated charity care standards for nonprofit hospitals

In opposition to AB 975 (Wieckowski/Bonta), CHA has embarked on a comprehensive public advocacy campaign to increase awareness of the importance of not-for-profit hospitals and the diverse array of community benefit programs they provide throughout California. A new video (below) portrays the damaging impact AB 975 would have on California’s nonprofit  hospitals and the communities they serve.  AB 975 would:

  • Establish a “guilty until proven innocent” hurdle for not-for-profit hospitals to overcome if their operating margin exceeds 10 percent in any given year.
  • Target nonprofit hospitals’ tax status with artificial standards that would harm implementation of the Affordable Care Act and place health care services at risk.
  • Force cutback or elimination of critically important services like cancer research and screening, trauma centers, emergency services, burn units, neonatal care and training for health care professionals.

Video Describes Impact of AB 975 on Local Communities