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Private Activity Bonds
State and local governments can utilize private activity bonds to invest in hospital projects that have a public benefit. Non-profit hospitals and health care providers in Wisconsin rely on these private activity bonds to keep infrastructure costs down so that they can focus their valuable resources on patient care and service delivery.
Senior Vice President, Government Relations
In 2016, Wisconsin hospitals collectively used $1.8 billion of their resources to provide benefits to the communities they serve. These benefits included charity care and uncompensated care. Without these tax-exempt bonds, non-profit hospitals could be faced with shifting resources away from community benefits for infrastructure related costs.
WHA works to preserve and protect private activity bonds and their tax-exempt status as they help health care providers keep costs low so that they can focus resources on patients and services.
Letter from WHA Members to Speaker Ryan re: PAB
Letter from House Republications to Ryan, McConnell, Hatch and Brady re: PABs in Final Tax Reform Conference Report
Letter from Gov. Walker to Speaker Ryan and Major Leader McConnell re: PAB
Newsletter Articles and Press Releases
Congress Passes Tax Reform Package, Sends to President
Gov. Walker Joins WHA in Support of Tax-Exempt Financing
WHA to Hill: Protect 340B, Retain PABs, Fund CHIP/Extenders
WHA Joins 23 State Hospital Associations in 340B Amicus
Tax Bills Moving in Congress
WHA Opposes Bond Provision in House Tax Bill