Revise the Health Care Tax on Ambulatory Surgery Centers
The latest news on efforts to revise the ASC tax. Click on headlines for the full story.
January 15, 2017 -- Stamford Advocate
ASCs are not meant to replace the important work of hospitals, but rather to provide another option to help meet community health care needs. In some instances, ASCs and hospitals offer similar outpatient services, but they have very different missions, organizational structures and tax status. For example, ASCs must pay sales tax, property tax, and income tax — which Connecticut hospitals are not required to pay.
March 29, 2016 -- New Haven Register
In the waning hours of last year’s legislative session, our elected officials imposed, in effect, a 30 percent tax on ambulatory surgery centers — a growing, vital segment of health care providers that offer affordable, high-quality options for community-based outpatient surgery.
March 11, 2016 -- Granby-East Granby Patch
A new “double tax” in the health care industry is being seriously reconsidered by the state legislature. A periodic opinion column from State Senator Kevin Witkos, Granby-East Granby, Conn.
June 24, 2015 -- Associated Press
Operators of surgery centers across Connecticut are working to persuade state lawmakers to scrap a new tax in the Democratic budget they claim will prompt some facilities to close.
January 29, 2016 -- Hartford Courant
A 6 percent gross-receipts tax on ambulatory surgery centers was passed. This tax, the highest in the nation, was imposed without a public hearing and no understanding of its impact on Connecticut's health care system.
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