Seeing as a majority minority district has to be preserved, I don't see any other way to draw the lines.
The fact is no tax payer dollars are paying for this.
The county and city contribute to Erlanger to help compensate them for uncompensated care. I don't think the city is giving any money this year, so Erlanger get's $1.5 million in taxpayer money to keep you from seeing people with broken legs laying out on the public streets since some hospitals seem reluctant to take "non-payers" unless they are really pressed in to service.
I don't work for Erlanger, and never have, but am smart enough to know every public dollar sent to them is more than paid back in service to the public's health, yet this "newspaper" seems to think every move is under their domain.
IMO I think the paper seeks to extort "public money" from Erlanger in the way of advertising. Start advertising and all of a sudden the print color will change from yellow to black. But, that's just my opinion.
Wake up Sandy.
I still want Mr. Carroll to explain how this is costing the taxpayers a potential $500,000...and to be fair, I think the paper needs to examine how much money is lost by admitting the number of non-payers Erlanger does.
I think a better story would be to examine how much uncompensated care other hospitals in this area cover as compared to the regional hospital.....but since they can't really access that, we'll never know.
I am waiting Mr. Carroll.
Quit acting like $1.5 million for maybe $6-7 million in care gives this paper, or the public for that matter, the right to look in to every move the hospital makes.
Some of you act like you wish the hospital wasn't there.
I would like for Mr. Carroll or his editors to explain how this can potentially cost taxpayers $500,000. Please Mr. Carroll, explain.
The fact of the matter is it isn't, yet this paper continues to print in yellow ink.
If this paper wants to be taken seriously, possibly they should start reporting facts and leave the commentary to the rag publications.
I am sure a few people out there believe what you print, but that I pray is a minority.
My suggestion is start reporting the news and quit fabricating stories.