Des Moines, IA - Register reporter Clark Kauffman's story on nursing-home fines included information that should be of interest to Sen. Charles Grassley: Some nonprofit nursing homes operating in Iowa are paying high CEO salaries and big bucks to board members while enjoying exemption from taxes.
Grassley has a reputation as a nonprofit cop. He appreciates the work the organizations do, but expects them to be honest and reasonable. He has investigated or questioned several nonprofits, including the Red Cross, the Nature Conservancy and televangelists. He has asked hospitals to justify their tax-exempt status.
Now at least a few "charity" nursing homes right here in Iowa deserve his attention - because something is wrong.
January 22, 2008