An open letter to Rep. Gluesenkamp Perez, Sen. Cantwell, Sen. Murray.
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An Open Letter

To: Rep. Gluesenkamp Perez, Sen. Cantwell, Sen. Murray

From: A verified voter in Vancouver, WA

July 1

I am your constituent, and I want you to know that non profit hospitals offer little in the way of charity care to patients who cannot afford to pay. These not profits pay no federal, state or local taxes. That easily saves at least 20% of their net revenue which could be used for charity. Some of these hospitals are the most egregious and aggressive collectors of debt from patients and offer little in the way of charity care. UCHealth in Colorado, for example sues 8 patients every day, and offers 0.37% of revenue in charity care. I want you to change the IRS code to demand that there be a minimum percentage of revenue allocated to charity care for patients. Let’s say 10% and while we are there let’s make sure that if the patient is at 2.5 times the federal poverty limit they also receive charity care if needed. We are giving them a gift of NO TAXES to operate in the public good let’s make sure they do. Thank you.

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