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VDMC approves $1.6 M tax asking

Figure is $710,000 increase from current year; More charity care cases, uncollectible accounts and higher IPERS costs among reasons for hike

February 5, 2013

Members of the Van Diest Medical Center Board of Trustees met Monday afternoon and approved a recommendation to set the hospital's tax asking at $1.6 million for 2013-2014....

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Feb-07-13 2:03 PM

$710,772 rise in uncollectible accounts and charity cases will bring the total to $2,960,000 for this year. Wow, maybe the hospital should see what the difference is in cost by going private.

I'm all for helping someone who really needs it but when these kinds of costs are reflected back to those who have insurance or can pay it is starting to get real unfair.

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