Some nonprofit hospitals spend less on charity care than they receive in tax breaks, new analysis shows

Abstract: One major benefit of being a nonprofit hospital is receiving tax exemptions on property taxes, income taxes, and sales taxes. Experts told STAT that implies a “social contract” with taxpayers, where these hospitals will help take care of the most vulnerable. But according to a new study, 80% of 2,425 nonprofit hospitals spent less on charity care and community investment than they got in estimated tax breaks.