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AHA warns against changing hospital tax rules
Modern Healthcare

Already knee-deep in healthcare reform, the nation’s hospitals this week waded into other deep policy waters that could have a serious impact on how they do business: tax reform. Friday marks the deadline for members of the influential Senate Finance Committee to submit their policy recommendations to Sens. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), the panel’s chairman and ranking member, about their policy ideas to reform the nation’s incredibly complex tax code. Rick Pollack, executive vice president of the American Hospital Association, sent a nine-page letter and additional attachments laying out why certain healthcare-related policies exist in the tax code and why they’re important to retain.