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Suit: Non-profit hospitals profiting from the uninsured

by C.P. Pandya

June 17, 2004 –

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Uninsured hospital patients have filed lawsuits against over a dozen not for profit hospitals, alleging they are overcharging uninsured patients then badgering those patients to pay their medical bills right away. Lawyers working on behalf of the uninsured say some of the most profitable not-for-profit hospitals, including Provena Health in Illinois, Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut and Allina Health System in Minnesota denied patients affordable health care while sitting upon large sums of untaxed money that should have been used to subsidize care for the uninsured. The lawyers say that without providing charitable care to the uninsured, non-profit hospitals should be stripped of the tax benefits they receive.

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