Health Levy Up for Vote | KCUR

Health Levy Up for Vote

Kansas City, MO – Voters in Kansas City, Missouri are being asked to head to the polls on Tuesday to consider a 13 million dollar property tax increase to funding health care. Since Kansas City last increased its health levy in 1989, healthcare costs have shot up by 125 percent. Money generated by the health levy has lagged behind, rising only 70 percent. City leaders say the tax increase is needed to continue providing access to quality healthcare, but critics say city hall could have come up with the money by making other cutbacks. KCUR's Maria Carter reports.