Next Tuesday is Hospital District Election Day

Voter Precinct locations listed here

Whether or not the registered voters agree with petitioners that our county needs a hospital district will be decided next week on Tuesday December 19th, 2017. On that day voters of Orange County will decide to either vote for or against the creation of the Orange County Hospital District and the levy of annual property taxes for hospital purposes at a rate not to exceed $0.18 cents on each $100 valuation of all taxable property in the district.

According to proponents of creating the hospital district, the new government entity would take care of the hospital needs of Orange County including indigent and prisoner health care. It would put the voters in charge of how a hospital would be funded and operated. It would provide additional Medicare and Medicaid revenues for either the public or private operation of a new hospital. And those who are for the hospital district say that those increase Medicare and Medicaid dollars might attract investors who could build and operate a new hospital in our county.


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