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Vote YES to Make Cents for Healthcare November 3rd

On April 7, 2015, a proposed 1% sales tax was approved to aid the funding of Gove County Medical Center.  The approved 1% sales tax will expire on June 30, 2021 unless you vote YES on November 3, 2020 to extend it.  This is a continuation of the current tax rate.  Your taxes will NOT go up!

Since 2015, the current sales tax has been part of the County sales tax rate.  These funds (1¢ per $1) will assist the hospital in growing and provide an essential healthcare service in Gove County. 

We have a strong history of healthcare in Gove County and look forward to providing that same quality in the future.  Gove County Medical Center was recently voted as a Top 20 Rural Hospital in the United States.  This honor speaks volumes about the importance of quality healthcare that is offered at Gove County Medical Center. 

It has been proven, that a strong hospital will attract future economic development and growth in the County.

This revenue will assure the hospital’s position as a critical health care provider in our area.  A YES vote will continue to ensure quality healthcare right here close to home. 

Why Does the Hospital Need Tax Revenue?

Gove County Medical Center is a not-for-profit organization, that does not have the reserves to meet all the funding requirements for operating costs, upgrading the facilities and technology.  Any funds or services generated by the hospital are directly invested back into the healthcare programs, services, facilities and equipment to meet the changing and growing healthcare needs. 

Tax Facts

1% Sales Tax for GCMC has and will continue to…

Be 1¢ for every $1 of taxable purchases

Be used by the hospital to ensure that quality healthcare is provided

Be county-wide with much of the tax being paid by visitors and I-70 travelers

Help the hospital maintain programs, services and facilities

Be audited annually by an independent, external auditor to verify appropriate expenditures

Did You Know?

The hospital employs almost 200 people

For every hospital job, another 0.28 jobs are created in other businesses.  Because of this impact, 53 jobs have been created throughout the County

For every $1 generated in the hospital, another $0.12 is generated in other businesses throughout the County.  The hospital has an estimated annual business income impact of $12,765,000

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