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Debate Intensifies Over California Hospital Charity Care Requirements
Becker's Hospital Review

California, seen by many as a policy trendsetter for other states, continues to debate a bill that would require non-profit hospitals and health system to provide a specific amount of charity care to patients, according to a California Healthline report. In February, two Democratic Assemblymembers — Rob Bonta and Bob Wieckowski — authored Assembly Bill 975. The bill 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.