California lawmakers and nurses are taking a hard look at charitable health care provided by hospitals with non-profit tax status.
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.
At least, that’s what a recent report from the California State Auditor suggests.
Democratic State Senator Ellen Corbett chaired a committee this week that is looking into creating standards for the tax exempt status.