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Don’t punish hospitals with costly mandates
The Desert Sun

If you think of a hospital at all, it’s probably only as a place to go when you’re sick and need professional care. But California’s not-for-profit hospitals do much more in terms of enhancing our quality of life, no matter what community you live in, no matter your income level, with a wide range of services.

Disappointingly, a recent Desert Sun editorial questioned that commitment, relying not on local or state information, but rather a biased study funded by special interests to support legislation that imposes a vague and uncertain financial standard on not-for-profit hospitals; a standard that ultimately threatens the availability of critical health care programs.