NJ hospitals spent $998M on charity care in 2012

The amount of care New Jersey hospitals provided in 2012 rose slightly from 2011, according to NJ.com. Hospitals in the Garden State spent approximately $998 million on charity care in 2012, a $2.5 million increase from the previous year. New Jersey hospitals are reimbursed with a shared $675 million from the state and federal government, which is equivalent to about two of every three dollars spent on charity care. Although expenses statewide appear to have reached a plateau, a state financing report reveals there are more drastic increases and decreases by region. Article