Individual consumers provide the revenue for Pratt Regional Medical Center as they purchase health insurance, exchange labor for group insurance, pay Medicare and Medicaid tax, pay co-pays and deductibles, pay as they go, pay property tax and make donations.


Individual consumers provide the revenue for Pratt Regional Medical Center as they purchase health insurance, exchange labor for group insurance, pay Medicare and Medicaid tax, pay co-pays and deductibles, pay as they go, pay property tax and make donations.
The directors of PRMC want to live beyond those means by adding one percent to the sales tax.  Many of us live in 1950s housing or older but we must live within our means.
One percent is a pretty heavy straw to put on the consumer’s back given the other taxes already paid.
10% to 35% federal income tax; 6.2% FICA and 1.2% Medicare taxes which employers match by increasing prices or reducing wages; 3.5% to 6.45% Kansas income tax; gasoline tax over 40 cents per gallon; 15.8% cell phone tax (federal excise, USF, and Kansas); 911 tax; tags and taxes on vehicles; real estate taxes on home and land; personal property taxes on other items; oil inspection fees; clean water fees; license fees for hunting, fishing, boating, barbering, banking; alcohol tax, tobacco tax, bingo tax, dry cleaning tax, inheritance tax, and government is threatening to tax many other items from music played on the radio to soda pop.
Already sales tax is 7.05% in Pratt County.  5.3% of that tax goes to Kansas and there is a proposal to increase the state’s percentage to six.  If voters increase county sales tax by 1%, we may be paying 8.75% total just on goods purchased in Pratt County.
Keep in mind PRMC, Inc. has not yet paid off the Medical Complex. Tell the directors of PRMC to live within their means and vote no on the 1% sales tax increase.
David T. Cramer
Pratt