Donna M. Christensen – Commentary: When it comes to profits, nonprofit hospitals are anything but charitable

By Consumers for Quality Care, on August 8, 2023

Many of Virginia’s hospitals are nonprofit organizations. These institutions receive significant tax breaks at the federal, state and local levels with the expectation that they will operate like charities, providing free and reduced-price health care to those in need and benefiting their communities in the process.

Regrettably, many nonprofit hospitals in Virginia and across the nation adopt practices that prioritize profits over patients, leaving lots of Virginians burdened with excessive medical bills and financially crippling medical debt.

Read the full article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch here.