County Considers Tax Hike To Fund Hospital

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(photo courtesy: University Medical Center)

(photo courtesy: University Medical Center)

(Las Vegas, NV)  —  Clark County commissioners are considering a property tax hike to help fund University Medical Center.

The public hospital is projected to lose $87 million in the next fiscal year, in part because it accepts uninsured patients.  About half of that amount will be covered by federal funds.  To close the gap, Clark County will have to contribute more than $31 million.

The county already funds UMC with $100 million annually.

The increase will cost the average homeowner about $63 more a year.

Commissioners will consider the plan next month.

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