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SheldonC said...

FACTS is correct, and Mr. Brexler did more to help make Erlanger successful than any of his predecessors did and in a much worse economy. Unfortunately it’s always difficult to overcome the political pressure of those expecting special favors when you refuse to give them. For the record to all who seem confused about this matter, Erlanger is NOT a tax-funded hospital. Erlanger must operate on it’s own successful business operations of delivery of quality healthcare. The money paid to Erlanger by local governments is for uncompensated care for the citizens within those tax districts…that money is a few million dollars of the more than 80 million dollars provided. Imagine if the local taxes actually DID pay that bill for what Erlanger writes off for their citizens. Chattanooga and Hamilton County governments would be bankrupt or they'd have to bankrupt their citizens with triple the taxes.

December 12, 2011 at 1:36 p.m.

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