Missouri lawmakers approve health care provider taxes

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 | 10:45 a.m. CDT; updated 11:24 a.m. CDT, Thursday, September 3, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY — Legislation creating new taxes for ambulance services, in-home care providers and centers for the developmentally disabled is headed to Gov. Jay Nixon.

The Missouri House gave final approval to the bill 127-31 yesterday. The taxes are to be used to draw more federal Medicaid money, which then would be distributed by the state back to the taxed health care providers.

Similar taxes already are levied for several other health care industries.

The federal government must approve the new taxes for Missouri to gain the extra Medicaid money.


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