August 7, 1997

Non-profit Hospitals

Ada County Commissioners recently voted to strip St. Luke's hospital of its non-profit status stating that the hospital has too much extra revenue and does not contribute enough to the community. If that decision is upheld by the State Board of Tax Appeal, the hospital would have to pay taxes of approximately $2-4 million a year. Marcia Franklin and her guests discuss that controversial decision and what it could mean for other hospitals in the state such as St. Alphonsus hospital in Boise.