Posts Tagged ‘Innovative Finance’

Innovative Finance Case Study: Hospital Community Benefit (HCB)

November 4, 2016

The disbursement of community benefit is a big business for nonprofit hospitals, which in 2011 spent an estimated $62 billion (an average of 7% total operating expenses) on programs, services, and subsidies in exchange for special tax-exempt status. The precision with which community benefit is defined has been a...

Innovative Finance Case Study: Tax Levies for Children’s Services

October 26, 2016

Finish this sentence: “Read my lips, ‘No new _______.’” While few would ever admit to liking them, taxes provide a stable and substantial source of revenue to essential public services. Taxation can include excise taxes (like on sugary drinks or tobacco), dedicated levies based on property values or income,...

Innovative Finance Case Study: Wellness Trusts

October 6, 2016

It is a long-standing conundrum of our health care system: with delivery and finance organized around the treatment and management of acute and chronic conditions, who pays to prevent disease—or support decisions and behaviors that contribute to wellbeing? Wellness trusts have been championed by thought leaders over the years...