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California Hospitals Oppose “One-Size-Fits-All” Charity Care Legislation
Becker's Hospital Review

Last week, the California Hospital Association announced its opposition to a state bill that would impose a charity care target for non-profit hospitals and health systems. Assembly Bill 975 would require private, non-profit hospitals to provide charity care “in an amount equal to at least 8 percent of [their] operating margins” by Jan. 1, 2015. The bill comes as more state legislatures scrutinize the operations of non-profit hospitals to ensure they meet their missions to provide uncompensated care to indigent populations.