County Commissioners voted to approve the budget and tax rate for the County Hospital District, also known as University Medical Center, for the 2017 fiscal year.
The vote came down 4-1, with Commissioner Vince Perez, (D) Precinct 3, voting against.
The overall tax rate will be $0.234456 cents per $100 of home value in the UMC taxing district.
The tax rate increase is estimated by UMC as a 5.3 percent increase over last year's tax rate, about $11 more for every $100,000 of home valuation.
UMC's budget is $611 million. The county hospital is anticipating costs of $629 million in the coming fiscal year, meaning it will face a $17 million deficit.
County officials say a decrease in government medical reimbursements and uncompensated care are partly to blame for a decrease in revenue.
County officials told ABC-7 the hospital district has cash reserves to absorb the deficit.