Tax-Exempt Hospitals and Community Health Under the Affordable Care Act: Identifying and Addressing Unmet Legal Needs as Social Determinants of Health

Posted: 22 Feb 2018

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Mary Crossley

University of Pittsburgh - School of Law

Liz Tobin-Tyler

Brown University - School of Public Health and Alpert Medical School

Jennifer L. Herbst

Quinnipiac University School of Law; The Frank H. Netter, MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University

Date Written: February 11, 2018

Abstract

This article reviews recently promulgated Internal Revenue Service regulations for nonprofit hospitals seeking tax exemption and a new estimate of national hospital community benefit spending, and analyzes how they point to the value of hospitals working with community partners to address the social determinants of health. It then explains how unmet legal needs function as health determinants, and suggests how hospitals’ participation in medical-legal partnerships can address those needs.

Suggested Citation

Crossley, Mary and Tobin-Tyler, Liz and Herbst, Jennifer L., Tax-Exempt Hospitals and Community Health Under the Affordable Care Act: Identifying and Addressing Unmet Legal Needs as Social Determinants of Health (February 11, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3122028

Mary Crossley

University of Pittsburgh - School of Law ( email )

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Liz Tobin-Tyler (Contact Author)

Brown University - School of Public Health and Alpert Medical School ( email )

Providence, RI 02912
United States

Jennifer L. Herbst

Quinnipiac University School of Law ( email )

275 Mt. Carmel Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518
United States

The Frank H. Netter, MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University ( email )

275 Mt. Carmel Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518
United States

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