UMBC’s Hilltop Shares New Hospital Community Benefit Resource

The Hilltop Institute’s Hospital Community Benefit Program has just released a new online resource: the Community Benefit State Law Profiles.

The profiles are a compilation of hospital community benefit laws and regulations across the United States, analyzed in the context of the Affordable Care Act’s community benefit framework. They include data on tax exemptions that most states make available to nonprofit hospitals. Readers can access this information through a new interactive map, or see a summary table for side-by-side comparisons of different state policies.

A companion issue brief, “Hospital Community Benefits after the ACA: The State Law Landscape” (pdf), presents the profiles’ findings and begins the analysis of each state’s community benefit landscape and its significance in the context of national health reform.

The Hilltop Institute at UMBC is a non-partisan health research organization dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of vulnerable populations. Hilltop’s Hospital Community Benefit Program is the central resource created specifically for state and local policymakers who seek to ensure that tax-exempt hospital community benefit activities are responsive to pressing community health needs. The program is funded through the Kresge Foundation and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.