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Hospitals Criticized For Keeping Quiet On Charity Care | May 6, 2010

From NPR  by Julie Appleby 

“Too many nonprofit hospitals fail to adequately publicize their charity-care programs, two advocacy groups say in a survey report released today.

While the vast majority of the 99 hospitals surveyed by the Access Project and Community Catalyst mentioned the availability of free or discounted care on their websites, or when contacted by phone, less than half provided application forms and only about one-quarter included information on requirements to qualify for such care…”

For further information click here: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s…08&ft=1&f=1001


  1. Where I live, most people are poor. Therefore, they ask the hospitals for help. There is one place in my town where people cas get medical help without money. Most have to make nominal monthly fees.


    Comment by Ruth Brown — May 6, 2010 @ 10:16 PM

  2. I guess people will have to do a bit more research for other places.

    On Saturday, St. Vincent’s Hospital in Greenwich Village closed down. They were broke.

    Why? Because they were forerunnners of treating patients for free during the AIDS era. (Many gay people live in the Village.)

    So instead of being commended for their charity, they get “punished” with no support. 😦


    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — May 6, 2010 @ 10:44 PM

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