Revise the Connecticut Health Care Tax on Ambulatory Surgery Centers
In 2015, the Connecticut General Assembly passed 11th-hour legislation at the close of the session that included a 6 percent gross receipts tax on ambulatory surgery centers. This "top-line" healthcare tax translates to an effective income tax rate of 30 percent.
The impact of the tax, which was imposed with no notice, no hearings and no discussion, is unprecedented.
If this tax is left in place, the result will dramatically decrease patient access to quality, affordable community health care in Connecticut. This tax will push some ASCs to operate at a loss, resulting in possible closures that would steer patients to more expensive surgery settings where procedures are more costly. Surgery centers that remain open will likely cut back on the services they provide-as investments needed for new equipment and advanced technologies would not be funded.
The Connecticut Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers and its members are committed to providing the best quality healthcare at the lowest possible cost, and seek to revise this 6 percent tax in the 2016 legislative session.
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