Monday, April 18, 2011

Protest Highlights UPMC Tax Breaks

Save Our Community Hospitals, an organization that has been vocal about the closing and demolition of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Braddock, held a rally today to protest UPMC's non-profit status and the tax exemptions that go along with it. SOCH gathered outside UPMC's headquarters downtown. SOCH chairperson Tony Buba says UPMC's local contributions don't amount to much - "that $100 million, whatever they do for the Pittsburgh Promise, is peanuts compared to what they should be taxed." UMPC announced the closing in the fall of 2009. A judge approved the demolition of the facility in October 2010. More information on the closing of UPMC Braddock can be found here.

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