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How Hospitals Turn Charity Care Into Profits — At Taxpayers' Expense

Sometimes it is hard for hospitals to provide expensive care to poor patients. When a low-income patient needs $ 20,000 of chemotherapy, a hospital loses money if that patient cannot pay for the medicine, or pays through Medicaid, with its relatively stingy reimbursement. Fortunately, the federal government created a program for hospitals that care for… Read More »