For-Profit Medical Care Dominates South

Washington Post, in a review of the growth of non-profits in the US, notes that the southern states have the least non-profit health care systems, as statistic which coincides with areas of higher medical debt — and the “Diabetes Corridor.”

Andrew Van Dam writes, “The South’s lack of nonprofits largely reflects a lack of nonprofit medicine. Other types of nonprofits tend to be more equitably distributed. As readers Tim Carter in Seattle and Joe Bogucki in Newnan, Ga., pointed out when we looked into credit scores, the South’s surfeit of for-profit hospitals might be another reason that region has such high medical debt.”

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