COVER STORY

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A Modern Health­care anal­y­sis of hos­pi­tals’ Form 990 Sched­ule H fil­ings shows that out of hos­pi­tals op­er­ated by 1,800 not-for-prof­its, more than a third put 1% or less of their spend­ing to­ward sub­si­dized med­i­cal care. But the AHA’S Richard Umb­den­stock, left, says fo­cus­ing only on free-care spend­ing is un­fair. “It’s just go­ing to vary by com­mu­nity and cir­cum­stance,” he says.

Front cover photo by is­tock

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