Subsidized Care Mandates

VII. Key Issues: Regulation & Reform >> B. Health Care Regulation >> Health Facilities Regulation >> Subsidized Care Mandates


Subsidized care mandates encompass several federal and state initiatives, including Hill-Burton requirements imposed on hospitals and other health facilities that received Hill-Burton funding, state uncompensated care requirements imposed on hospitals, and state indigent care mandates imposed on local communities. The Duke Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research has developed a draft report on hospital community service obligations (pdf).

  • Congressional Research Service. Health Care: Constitutional Rights and Legislative Powers. April 5,2010.
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