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[*] Post 323152 posted on 1-3-2008 at 04:20 Reply With Quote
Todd Stroger fights for the highest sales tax in the country



The Cook County Board President, Todd Stroger, has been pushing to increase the county sales tax from .75% to 2.75%. Opponents on the board held it to 1.75% instead, and Stroger had to give up control of the country hospital system.

article here

Stroger is widely criticized for padding the county payroll with friends and relatives (for example, he has 5 public relations staffers, some of whom are not allowed to talk to the pressshocked_yellow).

The hospitals are run so incompetently (in terms of finances) that many millions of dollars' worth of services are never billed. That's right--in many cases, the hospital doesn't even ASK the patients to pay what they owe.

Is it surprising, then, that paients who are not told how much they owe, don't pay for the services they've received?
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