Georgia lawmakers may boost rural hospital tax credit

Heading into the 2022 General Assembly session, a push is on to raise the annual cap on the state’s rural hospital tax credit from $60 million to $100 million. In 2021, the program reached that cap by August, giving rural lawmakers and advocates for rural hospitals reason to believe more money will be needed in the coming year. That’s especially true given the pressure the omicron variant of COVID-19 is putting on hospitals as the new year begins.

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