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Report raises concerns about Georgia hospital tax credit

By Associated Press  
   December 16, 2019

A Georgia program that provides tax credits for donations to rural hospitals does not ensure that the neediest hospitals receive the most money and will likely experience a decline in funding, according to a state report. The Rural Hospital Tax Credit — established by a state law that took effect in 2017 — allows taxpayers to reduce their state income tax bill by donating to eligible rural hospitals. Many of the state's rural hospitals are under tremendous financial stress. Seven have closed since 2010.

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