Navigation Links
Report Ignores True Value of Chicago Hospitals
Date:4/10/2009

s to the critical, underlying problem - lack of coverage and access for the uninsured, including 1.7 million Illinoisans. Hospitals are committed to being part of the solution, but cannot shoulder this societal burden alone.
  • The basic underlying rationale for this study - comparing tax-exempt value to charity care and concluding that hospitals are not meeting their obligations to merit tax-exempt status - is simply wrong. The very title of the report reveals a fatal flaw in CTBA's analysis that infects their entire report. The title sets up the false premise that charity care (i.e. free or discounted care) is the only measure of tax-exemption. While charity care is relevant, no Illinois court has ever held that charity care is the ONLY measure for qualifying for property tax exemption. In an unbroken string of cases dating back to 1893, the Illinois Supreme Court has expressly rejected such an approach, explaining as recently as 2004 that, "A charity is not defined by percentages ..." Quad Cities Open, Inc. v. City of Silvis, 208 Ill.2d 498 (2004).
  • The correct test for tax exemption is a combination of unreimbursed hospital services and activities that contribute to the well-being of the community. In fact, the report includes Chart 4 showing that the 27 hospitals and health systems studied provided community benefits of $2.14 Billion or nearly FIVE TIMES the value of CTBA's inflated estimated tax exemption value.
  • Try as they might to manipulate the data to support their pre-ordained results, they simply cannot hide the truth that hospitals are there 24/7 to provide essential life saving care, regardless of a patient's ability to pay.
  • Illinois hospitals are committed to serving the health care needs of the people in their communities, regardless of their ability to pay, and are truly the health care safety net for the uninsured
    '/>"/>

  • SOURCE Illinois Hospital Association
    Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
    All rights reserved

    Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

    Related medicine news :

    1. Consumer Reports Survey Shows High Satisfaction for Physical Therapist Treatment of Back Pain
    2. CardioDynamics Reports First Quarter 2009 Results
    3. Declines in Foodborne Illness Have Plateaued, Report Says
    4. Streamline Health Solutions, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter Results
    5. Hillenbrand Expects to Report Second-Quarter Net Revenue of $170.8 Million and Revises 2009 Guidance
    6. Mindray to Report First Quarter 2009 Financial Results on May 11, 2009
    7. Universal Capital Management Reports Top Delaware Surgeon to Join Advisory Board
    8. New Report Details How to Create a Public Health Insurance Option as Part of Nations Health Reforms
    9. BioInformatics, LLC New Report - Capitalizing on New Opportunities for Stem Cell Products
    10. In Wake of ICRC Report, Health Professionals Must Be Held Accountable for Torture
    11. New Report Defines Challenges for New Entrants in Key Rheumatology Markets
    Post Your Comments:
    *Name:
    *Comment:
    *Email:
    (Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Joan Lunden, ... keynote speaker at the upcoming 32nd Annual Miami ... Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC (PER®) , shares that ... have gone undetected if she had not followed up ...
    (Date:1/22/2015)... Recently, Weddingshe.com has added many trendy Champagne wedding ... revenues in the past three years. Today, the business announces ... According to the sales manager of the company, this is ... 2015. This point can be reflected on the discounted wedding ...
    (Date:1/22/2015)... Payday lending practices in four southern states ... distress to the states that permit them, according to ... on Race and Wealth. , While they generate hundreds ... at the same time substantially depress economic activity, according ...
    (Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 JJsHouse.com is a ... dresses. Today, the business announces its latest collection of ... , “The most important issue is the wedding dress on ... thing in a woman’s life. Every bride wants to find ...
    (Date:1/22/2015)... Step into a macabre world where plants hold ... Wicked Plants, the Museum’s latest featured exhibition, opens Saturday, ... and diabolical plants inside of a dilapidated, Victorian home. ... physical and neurological processes between botanicals and the human ...
    Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 2Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 3Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 4Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 5Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 6Health News:Weddingshe Announces A Special Offer On Its Popular Glamorous Wedding Dresses 2Health News:Howard University Spotlights the Economic Impact of Payday Lending in Southern States 2Health News:Find The Most Suitable Wedding Dress At JJsHouse.com 2Health News:Wicked Plants are taking over the Science Museum of Virginia 2
    ... could bring new treatment options for patients, researchers ... Surgery patients may one day find nicotine patches ... pad, researchers say. , Nicotine patches and the ... surgery, according to two studies presented at the ...
    ... Texas, 181,legislators are being honored with the Texas ... on behalf of health care,during the 80th Session ... the award in 1997 to honor state legislators ... issues important,to hospitals and health systems. Recipients ...
    ... Arthur H. Rubenstein,MBBCh, executive vice president for the health ... Dunlop professor of medicine at the University,of Pennsylvania, has ... the,Association of Academic Health Centers., Dr. Rubenstein served ... New,York before assuming his current position at the University ...
    ... stomach risks, study notes , , MONDAY, Oct. 15 ... their doctors that they take common over-the-counter painkillers, such ... new study has found. , "With nearly one out ... no wonder that adverse events are increasing yearly," said ...
    ... 15 /PRNewswire/ - Neuromed,Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company developing ... has successfully reached an,agreement with the U.S. Food ... (SPA) process for the planned pivotal Phase 3,clinical ... of,chronic pain. A SPA is a procedure by ...
    ... Edwards Lifesciences,Corporation (NYSE: EW ), a global ... plans to announce its operating,results for the quarter ended ... 22, 2007 and will host a conference call at ... To participate in the conference call, dial (877) 407-8037 ...
    Cached Medicine News:Health News:Nicotine, Chili Peppers Offer Post-Surgery Pain Relief 2Health News:Nicotine, Chili Peppers Offer Post-Surgery Pain Relief 3Health News:THA Honors Nine Legislators for Contributions to Health Care 2Health News:Association of Academic Health Centers Names University of Pennsylvania's Dr. Arthur H. Rubenstein Chairman of the Board of Directors 2Health News:Many Patients Don't Report Use of OTC Pain Drugs 2Health News:Many Patients Don't Report Use of OTC Pain Drugs 3Health News:Neuromed Concludes a Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) with FDA for a Pivotal Phase 3 Study on NMED-1077 2Health News:Neuromed Concludes a Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) with FDA for a Pivotal Phase 3 Study on NMED-1077 3Health News:Edwards Lifesciences to Host Earnings Conference Call on October 22, 2007 2
    (Date:1/23/2015)... 23, 2015  Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ... prevention of serogroup B meningococcal disease in ... Trumenba®, which received FDA approval in October, represent a ... "I have heard over and over ...
    (Date:1/23/2015)... 2015  The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) released a public ... and a new study analyzing the impact of increased cost sharing ... coalition working to educate policy makers and the public on the ... focused on how the Iowa healthcare exchange ...
    (Date:1/23/2015)... 23, 2015 More than a third of reproductive-aged women ... with private insurance, filled a prescription for an opioid pain ... this week,s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). ... treat moderate to severe pain.  They are also found in ...
    Breaking Medicine Technology:The National Meningitis Association (NMA) Applauds FDA Approval of Second Vaccine To Protect Against Serogroup B Meningococcal Disease 2New research shows Iowa health exchange would benefit from improvements 2New research shows Iowa health exchange would benefit from improvements 3Opioid painkillers widely prescribed among reproductive age women 2Opioid painkillers widely prescribed among reproductive age women 3
    ... FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov. 3, 2010 BD (Becton, Dickinson ... medical technology company, today reported quarterly revenues of $1.873 billion ... an increase of 1.0 percent from the prior-year period, or ... For the full fiscal year ended September 30, 2010, BD ...
    ... EATONTOWN, N.J., Nov. 3, 2010 Osteotech, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... field of biologic products for regenerative healing, announced today ... has been selected to receive the Research and Development ... Award in the medical category.  Osteotech was chosen from ...
    Cached Medicine Technology:BD Announces Results for 2010 Fourth Fiscal Quarter and Full Year 2BD Announces Results for 2010 Fourth Fiscal Quarter and Full Year 3BD Announces Results for 2010 Fourth Fiscal Quarter and Full Year 4BD Announces Results for 2010 Fourth Fiscal Quarter and Full Year 5BD Announces Results for 2010 Fourth Fiscal Quarter and Full Year 6BD Announces Results for 2010 Fourth Fiscal Quarter and Full Year 7BD Announces Results for 2010 Fourth Fiscal Quarter and Full Year 8BD Announces Results for 2010 Fourth Fiscal Quarter and Full Year 9BD Announces Results for 2010 Fourth Fiscal Quarter and Full Year 10BD Announces Results for 2010 Fourth Fiscal Quarter and Full Year 11BD Announces Results for 2010 Fourth Fiscal Quarter and Full Year 12BD Announces Results for 2010 Fourth Fiscal Quarter and Full Year 13BD Announces Results for 2010 Fourth Fiscal Quarter and Full Year 14BD Announces Results for 2010 Fourth Fiscal Quarter and Full Year 15BD Announces Results for 2010 Fourth Fiscal Quarter and Full Year 16BD Announces Results for 2010 Fourth Fiscal Quarter and Full Year 17Osteotech's Plexur M® Technology Wins Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award from the New Jersey Research and Development Council 2Osteotech's Plexur M® Technology Wins Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award from the New Jersey Research and Development Council 3
    ...
    Digital Ultrasonic Diagnostic Imaging System...
    ...
    Pefakit PiCT DxS Diluent for Determination of Total Heparin...
    Medicine Products: