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Nonprofit Hospitals' Care for Uninsured Scrutinized

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Nonprofit Hospitals' Care for Uninsured Scrutinized

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Nonprofit Hospitals' Care for Uninsured Scrutinized

Nonprofit Hospitals' Care for Uninsured Scrutinized

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Several congressional committees are investigating pricing practices at nonprofit hospitals, which critics say overcharge and do not properly care for the uninsured. Some lawmakers say nonprofits operate too much like for-profit hospitals and don't deserve their tax-preferred status. But the hospital industry argues the special tax status lets nonprofits do more charitable work for the community. NPR's Julie Rovner reports.

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