Commissioners of the South Broward Hospital District have approved the lowest tax rate in the district’s history, the district announced Tuesday.
The charge in fiscal 2013 for the district, which operates the Memorial Healthcare System, will be a millage rate of 0.6, a 20 percent drop from the 0.75 rate of last year.
That means the owner of a $200,000 home with a homestead exemption will pay about $90 in hospital taxes, down from $112.50 the previous year. The taxes will raise about $13.7 million to fund the district’s operations -- about 0.9 percent of total revenue.
In Miami-Dade, the Jackson Health System gets more than $300 million from sales and property taxes to fund its operations.
Memorial estimates that it’s uncompensated care next year will be about $1 billion.
“Memorial’s financial strength has helped us to maintain our multiyear history of providing tax relief to the taxpayers in south Broward County,” said Frank Sacco, Memorial chief executive.