SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Some of California's most powerful unions are pressuring nonprofit hospitals to prove that they provide enough charitable care to justify their tax-exempt status.
The California Nurses Association is pushing legislation that would set statewide standards for what hospitals can count as charity care.
Under the bill, a hospital would have to show why it should keep its nonprofit status if revenue exceeds spending by more than 10 percent.
The nurses and other labor groups say the tax benefits the hospitals receive as nonprofits are far larger than the value of their charitable work.
The California Hospital Association says it's unfair to look solely at a hospital's costs and revenue. More revenue might be needed in a given year to update facilities or subsidize struggling clinics under the same ownership.
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi arrived in San Diego Monday to join San Diego Rep. Juan Vargas and about a dozen other Democrats in visiting at least one immigration detention facility housing migrant children who have been separated from their families or arrived in the country unaccompanied.
As part of its ongoing efforts to improve pedestrian safety in Spring Valley, the California Highway Patrol will be conducting a pedestrian safety enforcement operation that will focus on motorists and pedestrians who fail to yield the right-of-way or who take unsafe and illegal actions.
A 21-year-old woman was found dead in her bedroom Saturday night and San Diego Police suspect foul play. The victim's family made the discovery just after 5 p.m. at their home in the 3600 block of 45th street in City Heights.
An immigrant who once bundled ink-fresh newspapers at a newspaper printing press took control of the San Diego Union-Tribune Sunday, and promised in a letter to readers to fight fake news as if it were cancer.
Temperatures will rise this week as high pressure strengthens. Marine layer clouds will become less extensive and clear faster due to a shallower marine layer.
President Trump's zero-tolerance policy on immigration continues to spark outrage. Specifically, there's growing concern over officials separating children from their parents at the border.
Sunday marked day four of action at the World Cup; and it featured a huge upset that had hundreds of people dancing in the South Bay streets. Mexico took down the defending world champions Germany and local fans had a great time celebrating.
Chula Vista Police on Sunday were trying to determine how a man's body ended up in the middle of the street. Someone first spotted him early in the morning in the westbound lanes of Buena Vista Way near Rancho Del Rey Parkway.