Capital Medical Society Supports Half-Cent Sales Tax

A proposed half-cent sales tax in Leon County is getting the support of a group of medical doctors. The Capital Medical Society is endorsing Leon County's half-cent sales tax to support a health care program for the uninsured.

Voters will decide in November whether to impose that tax on themselves. The group of doctors says they are supporting the tax to increase in hopes of increasing the access to care.

Marilyn Cox, a cardiologist, said, "I think a lot of patients just don't know where to turn, they don't know where a physician is for them. They do know where the ER is and that's where they show up."

On the other hand, Tallahassee Memorial Health Care's Board of Directors and the Tallahassee Greater Chamber of Commerce are not supporting the tax, saying the plan needs more work.