September 21, 2012 – Georgia Watch submitted comments to the Internal Revenue Service today on proposed regulations for non-profit hospitals on their financial assistance policies. These regulations are being written in accordance with provisions of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The IRS issued a notice of proposed rule-making (NPRM) on June 21, 2012, requesting comments. A full copy of the comments can be found here.
“Georgia Watch wants to make sure consumers are given a voice in a process that appears to be dominated by the interests of hospitals,” remarked Elena Parent, executive director of consumer advocacy organization Georgia Watch.