Question 2: Renew the Health Levy by Tuesday, April 5!
Voting “YES” will reauthorize a portion of this levy that amounts to about $19 million in funding:
- ~$3 million/year for ambulance services: This funding helps cover the cost of ambulance and EMS services and helps ensure reliable, rapid EMS response times across Kansas City.
- ~$3 million/year for non-profit neighborhood health centers: This funding goes to KC CARE Health Center, Northland Health Care Access, Swope Health Services Center, and Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center.
~$13 million/year for University Health: This funding helps cover health care services provided at University Health (formerly Truman Medical Centers) for all Kansas Citians, regardless of income.
If the health levy isn’t renewed, we could face:
- Increased health care costs and lower quality of life for all Kansas Citians
- Cuts or total loss of health care services for about 90,000 Kansas Citians, including nearly 20,000 uninsured or underinsured people
- Greater financial stress on our health care system and the loss of health care jobs