An Update: An Analysis of the Tax Exemptions Granted to Cook County Non-Profit Hospitals and the Charity Care Provided in Return
April 10, 2009
An update to CTBA's 2006 study comparing the value of the tax breaks received by Cook County non-profit hospitals to the charity care they provide in return. This Report finds that 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.