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Oregon To Lead Nation In Setting Minimum Amount For Hospital Charity Care

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SALEM – Oregon's hospitals have long been required to provide free or discounted care for low-income patients under state and federal charity care laws.

Union Seeks Crackdown On Hospital Charity Care, Staffing

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Most of Oregon’s hospitals are nonprofits. They get a break on state and local taxes and in exchange, they’re supposed to provide free or discounted care to those who can’t afford it.

But charity care has decreased in recent years while hospital profits have increased.

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