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Georgia Lawmakers Push For Transparency In Hospital Finances

Georgia lawmakers seem to have set their sights on making the operations of nonprofit hospitals more transparent. Ariel Hart, health reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and WABE’s Sam Whitehead discussed what the changes could mean for consumers.
Georgia lawmakers seem to have set their sights on making the operations of nonprofit hospitals more transparent. Ariel Hart, health reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and WABE’s Sam Whitehead discussed what the changes could mean for consumers.
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Georgia’s nonprofit hospitals spent more than $7 million in a recent year trying to influence legislation made at the state Capitol.

That bit of data from a recent state audit is just one thing about hospitals’ finances that we’ve learned in recent months.

State lawmakers, it seems, have set their sights on making the operations of nonprofit hospitals more transparent. And that’s making some waves.

Ariel Hart, health reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, joined Sam Whitehead on “All Things Considered” for a conversation on what the changes could mean for consumers.

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