Judge strikes down NH hospital tax

New Hampshire's Medicaid Enhancement Tax is unconstitutional, a Superior Court Judge ruled Wednesday, according to New Hampshire Public Radio. Under the tax, hospitals must pay the state a set percentage based on revenues. Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital argued this created an unfair tax burden that affected hospitals, but not other providers who perform the same procedures. The court also ordered the state to refund a portion of the $1.4 million Northeast Rehab paid in 2011. New Hampshire says it may appeal the decision. A similar lawsuit against the tax by three other hospitals is still awaiting a ruling, according to the publication. Article

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