Alternative funding policies for the uninsured: exploring the value of hospital tax exemption.

@article{Kane2000AlternativeFP,
  title={Alternative funding policies for the uninsured: exploring the value of hospital tax exemption.},
  author={Nancy M. Kane and William H. Wubbenhorst},
  journal={The Milbank quarterly},
  year={2000},
  volume={78 2},
  pages={185-212, 150}
}
The tax exemption accorded private, nonprofit hospitals is being subjected to more scrutiny as the numbers of uninsured grow; meanwhile, charity care competes with market-driven priorities. Current public policies tie hospital tax exemption to the provision of charity care, but there is a gap in the size and distribution of values between tax exemption and the charity care that is provided. Most hospitals, in a study reported here, provided free care at a level below the value of their tax… CONTINUE READING