By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
A little-noticed tax break for investor-owned hospitals that was tucked into a deal last spring aimed at saving the Illinois Medicaid program from collapse will cost the cash-strapped state at least $10 million a year in lost revenue, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.
Wilhelmi told the AP that the hospital association estimated the tax break would cost "up to $15 million a year," a number that was shared verbally during the negotiations but wasn't divulged to the public.
"It's good public policy to support the charitable activities of investor-owned hospitals. We want to encourage hospitals to continue to provide free and discounted care," Wilhelmi said in support of the tax credit.