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Understanding Taxes

How much of your tax dollars goes to CCH?

Every year, homeowners and business owners receive a property tax notice from Campbell County Government. It consists of a local portion, which is used to fund area services, and a statewide portion which is used to fund public schools. Local taxes are paid out to different entities in Campbell County - City, County, Hospital, Cemetery Board, and others.

Campbell County Health is not a division of Campbell County Government. It is a separate entity with its own Board of Trustees who are elected by the members of our community. CCH is allowed by Wyoming statute to collect a tax levy of 3 mills each year. The mill levy is the “tax rate” that is applied to the assessed value of a property. One mill is one dollar per $1,000 dollars of assessed value. CCH received $13.2 million from tax revenues in fiscal year 2019-2020.

Roughly 85 percent of the revenue is assessed from local industry while 15 percent is paid by Campbell County residents through their property taxes. Approximately 5 percent of residential property taxes go to CCH, officially called the Campbell County Hospital District. If you want to see how much you contribute in taxes to the Campbell County Hospital District, look under the “How Your Taxes Are Used” section in your tax notice – check out the line named CNTY Hospital Dist Trust Fund. For example, in a residential property tax bill of $1,200.60, $45.29 goes to CCH annually.

Revenue from the mill levy is applied to CCH’s bad debt and charity care, which totaled more than $26.5 million (unaudited) in fiscal year 2020 (July 2019-June 2020). Bad debt is when patients do not pay their hospital bills. Charity care is when patients are unable to pay their hospital bills, and complete a financial assistance application.

Download the 2019-20 Annual Report

Volume of major payment sources for FY ending June 30, 2020

  • 32% - Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • 20% - Medicare
  • 18% - Other Commercial Insurance Providers
  • 10% - Self Pay
  • 9% - Medicaid
  • 7% - Tax Levy
  • 2% - Worker's Compensation
  • 2% - Other Government

CCH Board of Trustee meetings are open to the public and take place the fourth Thursday of the month at 5 pm at CCMH, 501 S. Burma Ave, Fifth Floor Classrooms 1 and 2. You can even view archives of the meetings here.

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