NJ Bill To Fund Poor Hospitals With New Fee Squeaks By Panel

Law360, New York (June 18, 2013, 9:10 PM EDT) -- A proposed bill that would impose a fee on some New Jersey hospitals to fund others that serve low-income communities barely advanced out of a New Jersey Senate committee vote on Tuesday, amid criticism the fee is an unprecedented tax that would hurt hospitals financially.

The state Senate’s Budget and Appropriations Committee voted 7-6 to advance S2466, also known as the “Local Hospital Fee Pilot Program Act.” If the bill passes, it will allow up to seven cities and counties to impose a fee on hospitals...
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