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April 2, 2013C. Duane Dauner, President/CEOCalifornia Hospital Association
The sponsors of AB 975 are demonstrating by their actions that the bill is nothing more than a manufactured political attack against nonprofit hospitals. Under current law, California nonprofits are providing quality care and are accountable to reinvest revenue in excess of expenses to provide local community benefit programs, which include trauma centers, emergency services, burn units, neonatal care, cancer research, and training for health care professionals. These services face cutbacks or elimination if not-for-profit hospitals have their tax-exempt status wrongfully revoked.
April 1, 2013C. Duane Dauner, President/CEOCalifornia Hospital Association
The California Hospital Association (CHA) remains strongly opposed to Assembly Bill (AB) 975, which is scheduled for consideration on Tuesday April 2, 2013 by the state Assembly Health Committee. AB 975 replaces local control with a “guilty until proven innocent” burden on well-managed hospitals and impacts the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
March 13, 2013C. Duane Dauner, President/CEOCalifornia Hospital Association
If AB 975 is intended to improve access to quality health care in California’s communities, it actually does just the opposite. California’s not-for-profit community hospitals provide many community benefits that go far beyond the strict and unrealistic definition of charity care that is proposed in AB 975.
February 25, 2013C. Duane Dauner, President/CEOCalifornia Hospital Association
The California Hospital Association (CHA) opposes Assembly Bill (AB) 975 (Wieckowski/Bonta), which would impose an 8 percent mandate for charity care spending and replace local control with Sacramento regulations on all not-for-profit hospitals. Instead of community-based programs that address the needs of local residents, AB 975 would force a one-size-fits-all mandate on hospitals across the state.
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