Central Health budget brings $12.50 hike to typical homeowner’s bill


The Central Health Board of Managers on Wednesday night approved its fiscal year 2018 budget that, pending final approval from the Travis County Commissioners Court, will bring a $12.50 increase to the typical homeowner’s property tax bill.

The agency’s $238 million budget includes a 4.5 percent increase in tax revenue, with the tax rate at 10.74 cents per $100 of property value.

For the owner of the average home valued at $305,173, the Central Health property tax bill will come out to $327.71.

Central Health is Travis County’s hospital district, which oversees programs for health care services for the county’s poor, uninsured and under-insured residents. Its proposed budget and tax rate will go before the Travis County Commissioners Court on Sept. 19 for final approval.

District officials emphasized in a press release their latest efforts to expand health care in East Travis County, citing the renovation of the CommUnityCare Rosewood-Zaragosa Health Center and increased funding for women’s health care services.

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