Report: Charity hospitals get more than they give

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A new report by a tax policy group says Chicago-area nonprofit hospitals get more in tax breaks than they give in charity care.

A new report by a tax policy group says Chicago-area nonprofit hospitals get more in tax breaks than they give in charity care.

The analysis by the Chicago-based Center for Tax and Budget Accountability says the 47 hospitals included in the study get an estimated $489 million each year in tax exemptions.

The same hospitals provide $176 million in free or reduced-cost health care to the poor annually.

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