County expects to pay less for indigent care

March 21, 2014 • Local News

Chaves County expects to see little, if any, change in the amount of tax revenue it will send to the state to fund hospital care for patients who can’t afford to pay the bill, following the passage of Senate Bill 268.

The bill that was passed in the last legislative session changes the way indigent care is funded throughout the state. It requires all counties except Bernalillo and Sandoval, to collect tax funds to pay for a new Safety Net Care Pool Fund.

Though some counties remain concerned about the change, Chaves County expects to fare well under the new program.

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