non-profit http://kvpr.org en California Lawmakers, Nurses Take a Hard Look at Charity Care at Non-Profit Hospitals http://kvpr.org/post/california-lawmakers-nurses-take-hard-look-charity-care-non-profit-hospitals <p>California lawmakers and nurses are taking a hard look at charitable health care provided by hospitals with non-profit tax status.</p><p>Different hospitals have different practices when it comes to care for those who have trouble paying. For example, a patient may get free care in one hospital, but be charged at another.</p><p>At least, that’s what a recent report from the California State Auditor suggests.</p><p>Democratic State Senator Ellen Corbett chaired a committee this week that is looking into creating standards for the tax exempt status.</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 18:25:37 +0000 Pauline Bartolone 2393 at http://kvpr.org