CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A special commission charged with recommending whether New Hampshire should change how it taxes hospitals is expected to offer suggestions to lawmakers, rather than recommendations.
The commission meets Wednesday in hopes of wrapping up its report on the tax, which produces $176 million for Medicaid services and other state spending. New Hampshire applies the 5.5 percent tax to two categories: inpatient and outpatient hospital net revenues. The state also taxes two other categories — nursing homes and intermediate care facilities — under a different law.
The commission is reviewing more than 30 suggestions ranging from repealing the tax to taking more providers.