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Sun Jun 9, 2019, 12:11 AM

Legislators Try To Make Hospitals Justify Their Nonprofit Status

Hollie Murphy works as a certified nursing assistant in Springfield, Oregon. She brings food to patients at Sacred Heart Medical Center, takes their vital signs and helps them to the bathroom.

But back in 2013, she started having her own medical problems. She felt really tired. She was having heavy periods and was anemic. She ended up having a hysterectomy to remove her uterus.

The procedure successfully relieved her problems. But it was considered an elective surgery and Murphy said she didnít work out the cost beforehand.

ďI didnít do the numbers because I figured the health care that I have was good health care to where I wasnít going to have to have a huge out-of-pocket expense,Ē she said.

Read more: https://www.opb.org/news/article/hospital-oregon-health-insurance-non-profit-legislation/

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