By Bridget McCandless, HCF President/CEO
There has been much discussion of the proposed changes in the distribution of Kansas City’s health levy funds.
In 2013, 72 percent of voters approved the extension of a portion of the health levy. This fund generates about $50 million per year for the support of the safety net system. These organizations include Truman Medical Centers, Samuel Rogers Health Clinic, Swope Health Centers, Kansas City CARE Clinic, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Northland Health Care Access. The city-run ambulance service is also included in this fund.