Media Statement

More Amendments and Growing Opposition to AB 975 During Assembly Health Committee
by C. Duane Dauner, President/CEO, California Hospital Association

The sponsors of AB 975 are demonstrating by their actions that the bill is nothing more than a manufactured political attack against nonprofit hospitals.  Under current law, California nonprofits are providing quality care and are accountable to reinvest revenue in excess of expenses to provide local community benefit programs, which include trauma centers, emergency services, burn units, neonatal care, cancer research, and training for health care professionals. These services face cutbacks or elimination if not-for-profit hospitals have their tax-exempt status wrongfully revoked.