Health Levy http://kcur.org en Voters Renew Health Levy, Strike Down Anti-Nuke Measure http://kcur.org/post/voters-renew-health-levy-strike-down-anti-nuke-measure <p>Voters in Kansas City, Missouri, struck down a measure in Tuesday's election that would have prohibited the city from giving incentives to companies that make parts for nuclear weapons. Voters lent their support, on the other hand, to renewing a property tax that funds neighborhood health clinics, ambulance services and Truman Medical Center. Voters also favored a ballot measure requiring that most nonprofits pay an existing city hotel convention tax. Wed, 03 Apr 2013 05:37:26 +0000 Elana Gordon 34488 at http://kcur.org Voters Renew Health Levy, Strike Down Anti-Nuke Measure Health Tax Renewal Goes Before Voters Tuesday http://kcur.org/post/health-tax-renewal-goes-voters-tuesday <p>Kansas City has long supported health services for people without insurance or a means to pay. This is primarily done through a health levy, or property tax, that brings in about $50 million annually. A portion of that tax will soon expire. Renewing it is now up for a popular vote this Tuesday. It’s <a href="https://www.kceb.org/useruploads/Sample_Ballots/04_13_sample_ballot_FINAL.pdf">Question 1</a> on the ballot. Despite all the contention around health policies and spending right now, there doesn’t appear to be much opposition to the local measure. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 06:23:03 +0000 Elana Gordon 34198 at http://kcur.org Health Tax Renewal Goes Before Voters Tuesday Proponents Of City Health Tax Renewal Form Campaign http://kcur.org/post/proponents-city-health-tax-renewal-form-campaign <p>Efforts to renew Kansas City’s health levy <a href="http://www.continuetocare.com/">went into full gear today</a>. A renewal of the temporary property tax is up for a vote next month, and proponents want it reinstated for another nine years. Mon, 04 Mar 2013 21:53:05 +0000 Elana Gordon 32926 at http://kcur.org Proponents Of City Health Tax Renewal Form Campaign Full Council To Take Up Health Levy Today http://kcur.org/post/full-council-take-health-levy-today <p>Kansas City’s health levy has long funded ambulance services and other care for residents without insurance or a means to pay. A portion of that levy is temporary, and it expires next year.</p><p>While much has changed since the levy was first introduced, city leaders and proponents of the tax are pushing to renew that temporary portion for nine more years. The full council is slated to take up the <a href="http://cityclerk.kcmo.org/liveweb/Documents/Document.aspx?q=0IiPTj1eTbmqjvO4KOK8JBRNjT5vfilzo7Lk%2btSuqxHy8HusiLMVZ10GUlSmXmnYf9bWl4FP%2f3vEg%2bhjLevS3w%3d%3d">proposed renewal</a> later today, and doing so could pave the way for a popular vote on the tax this spring.</p><p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 14:11:11 +0000 Elana Gordon 30540 at http://kcur.org Full Council To Take Up Health Levy Today Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-tuesday-april-17-2012 <p>Kansas City leaders look at the role of the city health care tax, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and House GOP leaders negotiate over workplace discrimination and workers&rsquo; comp bills, and more.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 13:19:11 +0000 Maria Carter 16094 at http://kcur.org City's Health Care Tax Under Review http://kcur.org/post/citys-health-care-tax-under-review <p>Residents of Kansas City have long financed public health, ambulance and indigent health services through a property tax which last year, brought in nearly $50 million.</p><p> Sun, 15 Apr 2012 20:47:35 +0000 Elana Gordon 16007 at http://kcur.org City's Health Care Tax Under Review