Tax Credits for Working in a Free Clinic

H.3511 would create a new tax deduction for nurses and physicians who work in a free clinic. The deduction would accrue at an hourly rate with a maximum size of $1,000 a year.

While this change isn’t likely to greatly improve medical care for low income individuals, it will add one more tax favor to a state tax code replete with credits and deductions. If legislators are serious about wanting to reform health care in South Carolina they should be repealing harmful regulations like insurance mandates and certificate of need laws.

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