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Nonprofit Hospitals Exempt From Taxes, Not From Hill Scrutiny (1)

Feb. 13, 2019, 10:40 AMUpdated: Feb. 13, 2019, 8:35 PM

The Senate Finance Committee is planning to review how nonprofit hospitals are earning their tax-exempt status and how the Internal Revenue Service is enforcing those standards, according to multiple sources familiar with the committee’s plans.

In a Congress, where most of the scrutiny of health care is expected to be led by House Democrats, Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is gearing up for his own investigations, as he has typically done over his career in the Senate. Scrutiny of high drug prices is on his agenda, these sources say, but so are issues like tax-exempt hospitals that he has...

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