Austin Local News
Central Health to Spike Spending for 2020
Central Health plans to spend 12.4-percent more on health care for people with low income in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 compared to this year, according to the budget approved Sept. 18 by the healthcare district’s Board of Managers.
The $290.8-million budget and tax rate for the next fiscal year must be approved by the Travis County Commissioners Court for it to take effect October 1.
“Last year Central Health funded care for 1 in 7 Travis County residents, or about 184,000 people, and we’re planning to care for more people in the years to come, “said Mike Geeslin, president and CEO of Central Health. “We’re excited about the opportunities to work with our partners and the communities we’re privileged to serve. By continuing our approach of sustainability and focusing on access to care, we’ll make a difference in peoples’ lives.”
The Travis County Commissioners Court has final authority on Central Health’s budget, and will consider final approval on September 24. The Central Health Board of Managers will adopt the property tax rate September 25, which is expected to be approved by commissioners, as well.