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April 10, 2009

Chicago area non-profit, charitable hospitals spend only one dollar on charity care for nearly every three dollars they receive in tax breaks. This gap suggests non-profit hospitals are not fulfilling their public obligation to provide free or discounted care to low-income, uninsured families, according to a new report, An Update: An Analysis of the Tax Exemptions Granted to Cook County Non-Profit Hospitals and the Charity Care Provided in Return, released April 10, 2009 by the bi-partisan Center for Tax and Budget Accountability (CTBA).

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