Help Stop the $16 Million Hospital Tax
It's True! The State of Vermont wants to tax hospitals $16 million to prop up the 2009 state budget.
For Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, that will mean a loss of $1.2 million. When hospital budgets are as tight as they are nowadays, that can only mean three things: higher health care costs, fewer services, or job cuts.
Help SVMC and other hospitals tell the state No!
Send a message to your legislators.
Don't balance the budget on the backs of patients, hospitals, and doctors.
Don't force hospitals to raise prices or cut programs or staff.
Don't raise my premiums with this hidden tax.
And stop the $16 million hospital tax.