How Nonprofit Hospitals Put Profits Over Patients
Nonprofit hospitals — which make up around half of hospitals in the United States — were founded to help the poor.
But a Times investigation has revealed that many have deviated from those charitable roots, behaving like for-profit companies, sometimes to the detriment of the health of patients.
Guest: Jessica Silver-Greenberg, an investigative business reporter for The New York Times.
- With the help of a consulting firm, the Providence hospital system trained staff members to wring money out of patients, even those eligible for free care.
- Dozens of doctors have said that this New York nonprofit hospital pressured them to give preferential treatment to donors, trustees and their families.
- Bon Secours Mercy Health, a major nonprofit health system, used a poor neighborhood to tap into a lucrative federal drug program.
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