Hospital Property Tax Exemptions At Risk
Why this matters: Removing property tax exemptions from nonprofit healthcare institutions is a dangerous precedent that puts our whole sector’s property tax exemptions at risk.
H0109 and H0110 are similar bills that limit the property that hospitals can claim as exempt. This type of legislation could encourage healthcare facilities to consolidate into centralized facilities which would further impact the lack of access to care experienced in rural areas of Idaho.
Residents of Idaho could also feel the financial impact as the cost would have to shift to consumers, disproportionately affecting low-middle-income Idahoans.
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Medicaid repeal is back on the table
Why this matters: 145,000 Idahoans have coverage through Medicaid and many nonprofits serve clients who may rely on Medicaid.
Last Friday, bill H0123 was introduced to repeal Medicaid expansion.
After recommending to keep the program –that provides health coverage to low-income Idahoans– mostly untouched for now, Rep. John Vander Woude introduced H0123 to “open discussion” about Medicaid and the costs associated with the expansion.
The bill has been printed and referred to Health and Welfare.
Relief for Renters
Why this matters: Rental fees impact the affordability of housing for people throughout Idaho. Including nonprofit employees and clients.
Property tax relief is a popular topic this session, with three bills introduced in the House over the last few weeks which aim to bring some relief to Idaho homeowners.
But what about renters? According to the American Community Survey, nearly 30% of households in Idaho are renters.
Sen. Ali Rabe, who also serves as the Executive Director of Idaho Nonprofit Jesse Tree, has two pieces of legislation that could help Idaho renters.
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