07 Aug Town in Rural Missouri Raises Sales Tax to Save Local Hospital
Nevada Regional Medical Center, which serves much of the area between Joplin and Kansas City, was slated to close before voters chose to increase their taxes in order to save the hospital. The increase is projected to raise 800,000 dollars per year, enough to pay off the hospital’s debts. The Missouri Hospital Association has launched a new initiative to improve rural care, as seven rural hospitals have closed within the last five years. For the full report, click here.