Senate Finance Committee approves tax bill

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The Senate Finance Committee last night voted 14-12 along party lines to approve the chairman’s mark of legislation to reform the tax code, which includes a provision to repeal enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that most individuals have health insurance. The AHA, America’s Health Insurance... read more

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House approves tax bill

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The House of Representatives today voted 227-205 to approve the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1), legislation to reform the tax code. Among other changes, the bill would eliminate hospitals’ ability to access low-cost capital financing through tax-exempt private-activity bonds and advance refunding bonds.... read more

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Congress urged to preserve tax-exempt status of municipal bonds

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The AHA yesterday commended Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) for maintaining tax exemption for private activity bonds in his mark of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and urged him to amend the mark to maintain access to advance refunding bonds in the final proposal as well. “Advance... read more

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Senate Republican leaders release tax bill

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Senate Finance Committee Chair Orin Hatch (R-UT) late yesterday released a draft of Senate Republicans’ proposal to overhaul the tax code. Unlike the House Republicans’ proposal, which passed the Ways and Means Committee yesterday on a party-line vote, the Senate proposal would not eliminate hospitals’... read more

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Ways and Means Committee approves tax bill

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The House Ways and Means Committee today voted 24 to 16 along party lines to approve the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (H.R. 1), legislation to reform the tax code. Among other changes, the bill would eliminate hospitals’ ability to access low-cost capital financing through tax-exempt private-activity bonds. In... read more

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Tag: bonds

AHA, others urge Congress to preserve tax-exempt status of municipal bonds

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AHA today urged leaders of the House Ways and Means Committee to reject a proposal in the House Republicans’ tax reform package that would eliminate tax exemption for 501(c)(3) hospital bonds and advance refunding bonds. “AHA urges the committee to drop these two harmful and unwarranted provisions, which... read more

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House Republican leaders release tax overhaul proposal

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Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) today unveiled House Republican leaders’ proposal to reform the tax code. Among other changes, the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act would eliminate hospitals’ ability to access low-cost capital financing through tax-exempt private activity bonds. In addition, the bill would... read more

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Tags: Community benefit, Coverage, bonds, governance, uncompensated care, workforce

Democratic platform supports municipal bond tax exemption

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The 2016 Democratic Party Platform released July 21 ahead of the party’s convention in Philadelphia reiterates the party’s support for tax exemptions for municipal bonds, such as hospital bonds. “Democrats will continue to support the interest tax exemption on municipal bonds and will work to establish a... read more

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House GOP unveils tax-reform blueprint

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House Republicans, led by Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), Friday released a broad outline of their proposed changes to corporate and individual tax laws. The proposal contains no direct commentary on issues such as municipal or hospital bonds, or the current-law tax-exempt status of... read more

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