Comments for: Hospitals that pay no taxes must tend to community health

Posted April 28, 2013, at 1:23 p.m.

Consider the tax-exempt hospital. Traditionally, these hospitals have offered free or subsidized medical treatment for poor patients. Over the past half-century, however, as the federal government has taken to paying for health care — via Medicare, Medicaid and, now, the Affordable Care Act — policymakers have tried to steer the …

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