Tax-exempt Status

Apr 21, 2021
The mission of all hospitals and health systems, regardless of size and type of ownership, is to care for their communities and patients. In fact, an Ernst and Young report from 2017 demonstrates that for every dollar invested in non-profit hospitals and health systems through the federal tax…
Nov 13, 2020
In two recent reports, the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) appears to use oversimplified analytic approach and draws overly broad conclusions about price variation and price growth variation. Their analysis does not address many of the key factors that can contribute to price variation and growth…
Oct 6, 2020
A recent analysis from the Peterson Center on Healthcare and the Kaiser Family Foundation, “What drives health spending in the U.S. compared to other countries,” does not provide a full picture on health care spending in the U.S. while also downplaying the immense role that drug costs play in…
Jul 14, 2020
Improving the health of their communities is at the heart of every hospital’s mission. For example, tax-exempt hospitals annually demonstrate accountability to the communities they serve by reporting to IRS on the benefits they provide to their community using the IRS Form 990 Schedule H and making…
Feb 6, 2018
EY was commissioned by the American Hospital Association to analyze the federal revenue forgone due to the tax exemption of non-profit hospitals as well as the community benefits they provide. This study presents estimates for 2016, the most recent year for which community benefit information is…
Dec 22, 2020
The Senate early this morning passed by voice vote the Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act (H.R. 1418/S. 350), AHA-supported legislation that repeals the McCarran-Ferguson antitrust exemption available to commercial health insurers for anticompetitive conduct. The legislation gives the…
Jul 7, 2020
On behalf of America’s tax-exempt hospitals and health systems, the AHA, AAMC, and CHA request an immediate extension of the deadlines many face for preparing their community health needs assessments (CHNA) or else be subject to a $50,000 penalty excise tax under section 4959 of the Code for which…
Jul 2, 2020
The House of Representatives voted 233-188 along party lines to pass a $1.5 trillion bill (H.R. 2) introduced by Democratic leaders to rebuild American infrastructure, including roads, bridges, transit, housing and health care.