Illinois hospitals are giving out more charity and reduced price care in recent years. That's according to a recent survey by the Illinois Hospital Association. Spokesperson Danny Chun says the findings correspond with the performance of the nation's economy.
The report puts the amount of charity at 125 percent more than what is was five years ago. Despite the increased giving, Chun says around one-third of hospitals are suffering some kind of financial insecurity.
Spokesperson Danny Chun says continued Medicaid and Medicare funding is necessary for hospitals to provide the current level of care.