In this era of tight public funds afflicting virtually every state in the nation, there is one revenue source that has been all but neglected in the public debate: the subsidy of "not for profit" private hospitals by exemption from sales and property taxes being the typical form.
This has been reexamined by
Other patients afraid to incur debt they can't repay, delay their medical treatment, adding to its eventual cost and jeopardizing their health outcomes if not their lives.
In the current recession, budgets at every level of government are strained and people are in peril. The Illinois Supreme Court has decided that non profit hospitals must deploy the public funds they are given to support the public health safety net both the poor and the taxpaying public deserve.
Dr. Quentin Young is the Chairman of the Health and Medicine Policy Research Group. He spoke to Press TV's U.S. Desk on Wednesday about his article.