Tax write offs to what organization? Non-profit hospitals have tax-free status, although Obummercare might change that. http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidwhelan/2012/...When hospitals write off owed payments they get government funding to make up for the loss or it can be used as a tax write off. Medicare not paying for services isn't the big issue. They are the lowest payer of any insurance. The problem with MCH is that they aren't a good hospital. When a person goes to the ER multiple times in a short period and they are sent home being told nothing is wrong only to be admitted 48 hrs later for something that has gotten so bad they transfer that patient to another hospital. When something like this could be avoided if they would have just done their job in the ER. Alot of the Drs in the county won't send their patients there! What's that saying about "our" hospital?
A lot of our Dr's sold out the community to Regional and no longer send patients to MCH because it's in their monetary interest, not because of the standard of care. Don't let your Dr bully you into going to a specific hospital. My Dr lies to patients telling them they must have labs done at the Muhl Med Cntr or procedures at Regional ( now Baptist), but I know better and go where I want.