The responsibility of hospitals to provide charity care raises fundamental questions about the structure of the United States' health care system. There has been little concrete effort to reassess the obligations of hospitals. This Article seeks to fill that gap by proposing a novel framework for analyzing hospitals' community obligations. This new framework challenges traditional notions of individual charity care and provides a normative basis for encouraging a shift toward public health benefits.
Public Policy, Community Benefit Standard
Place of Original Publication
Georgia Law Review
44 Georgia Law Review 375 (2010)
Berg, Jessica Wilen, "Putting the Community Back into the ‘Community Benefit’ Standard" (2010). Faculty Publications. 172.