- Category: General Interest
- Published: Friday, January 03 2014 07:00
- Written by Kathy Olivarez
The nine private hospitals participating in the Hidalgo County Health Care Funding District will be assessed 3.5 percent of their profits, or $44 million, for indigent health care based on their net profit of $1.3 billion, Eddie Olivarez, director of Hidalgo County Health and Human Services told Hidalgo County commissioners at their Friday, Dec. 20 meeting.
The hospitals include Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, Knapp Hospital in Weslaco, Lyford Hospital, McAllen Medical Center, Mission Regional Medical Center, Rio Grande Regional Hospital, Solera in McAllen, South Texas Hospitals and Tropical Texas Behavioral Health.
The Hidalgo County Tax Department will be responsible for collecting the money from the hospitals and sending it to the state each quarter.