CQC Nonprofit Hospital Scorecard: Texas Nonprofit Hospitals Earn a #HospitalFail

By Consumers for Quality Care, on March 26, 2024

CQC Nonprofit Hospital Scorecard: Texas Nonprofit Hospitals Earn a #HospitalFail

March 26, 2024

Contact: Press@Consumers4QualityCare.org

CQC Nonprofit Hospital Scorecard: Texas Nonprofit Hospitals Earn a #HospitalFail


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Despite being tax-exempt, nonprofit hospitals across the country are making big money at the expense of their patients. The Texas Hospital Scorecard was created based on recent findings from the Lown Institute, Axios, PatientsRightsAdvocate.org, and other publications about troubling practices at hospitals in Texas. These practices are at odds with what the public expects from charitable organizations, especially since Texas nonprofit hospitals collectively receive billions of dollars in tax breaks each year.

In response to these troubling findings, Consumers for Quality Care (CQC) released the following statement:

“Nonprofit hospitals in Texas are prioritizing profits over their patients. Despite benefitting from substantial tax breaks, these hospitals are underspending on charity care while also allowing the use of predatory tactics to collect unpaid medical bills. Texans need nonprofit hospitals to be part of the solution to America’s healthcare challenges. These hospitals must step up and fulfill their charitable missions and serve as accessible provides of affordable care for those in need.”

Visit CQC’s Nonprofit Hospital Scorecards here.



Consumers for Quality Care (CQC) is a coalition of advocates and former policymakers working to provide a voice for patients in the health care debate as they demand better care. CQC is led by a board of directors that includes the Honorable Donna Christensen, physician and former Member of Congress; Jim Manley, former senior advisor to Senators Edward Kennedy and Harry Reid; Jason Resendez, community advocate and health care strategist; and Mary L. Smith, former CEO of the Indian Health Service.