hospital charity care

NC nonprofit hospitals under scrutiny for billing millions to poor patients in lieu of providing charity care  

BY: - January 27, 2022

A new report by the North Carolina State Health Plan and the National Academy for State Health Policy found North Carolina nonprofit hospitals billed nearly $150 million to poor patients who should have qualified for charity care. State Treasurer Dale Folwell joined by a bipartisan group of legislators Wednesday expressed dismay at the lack of […]

Our utterly shameless legislature

BY: - May 25, 2012

Sometimes you have to think that the label that best fits the current right-wing version of the North Carolina General Assembly would be this: “bought, paid for and proud of it.” How else to explain this story in which News & Observer reporter Joe Neff documents the latest development in the saga of the hospital industry’s disgraceful policies and […]