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Stroger Hospital in IL pays for transfers from non-profit hospitals getting tax breaks

Chicago Tribune, April 10, 2009

Indigent and under-insured patients are turning to Cook County, IL's Stroger Hospital after not getting fully treated at non-profit hospitals, swamping the cash-strapped public facility while fueling the county's sky-high sales tax, according to the Chicago Tribune. Some of these patients arrive at Stroger's emergency room bearing discharge slips, prescriptions, even Yahoo and Google maps from non-profit hospitals, according to documents.