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Contra Costa supervisors OK $6 million loan to hospital

Original post made on Jun 18, 2014

A plan to keep Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo open in a drastically scaled-down form is moving forward with a $6 million loan from Contra Costa County.

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Posted by Julia
a resident of Alamo
on Jun 18, 2014 at 10:07 am

The loan will be repaid over a 3 year period...Where have we heard those words. Wake up know it will never be repaid back the the counties general fund. Be's a give away and at least one of you that..

Thanks for listening, Julia Pardini from Alamo

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Posted by Danville Hartz
a resident of Danville
on Jun 19, 2014 at 7:28 am

What is funny (but not to taxpayers) is that this is called a loan. They have no ability to cover their monthly burn rate let alone pay back a loan. Supervisors, why are you funding a local business? I am sure there are many other businesses what would love this type of "loan".

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Posted by Julia
a resident of Alamo
on Jun 19, 2014 at 8:42 am

Well said Danville Hartz...A's all for getting votes.

CCCO supervisors are all brain dead or corrupt.

Why do the taxpayers put up with such foolish...Simple, because the general is brain dead. That is why our Country, State, County and most large Cities are a mess. We the People are the cause. We better wake up or one day when we do wake up we will see a very different life confronting us..Mark my word, it is coming.

Thanks for listing, Julia Pardini from Alamo

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Posted by mloliver
a resident of San Ramon
on Jun 19, 2014 at 10:24 am

Julia, The members of the Board of Sups are neither brain-dead nor corrupt. Misguided and misled maybe, but for the most part, hard working and they try to make the best decisions for the time. The number of people treated at Doctors would seriously overwhelm neighboring hospital ERs and I'm disappointed that another solution wasn't found. Whether a "white knight" will appear in the next three months, I'm doubtful. We will be facing the potential of closure again soon, I expect. I also agree that it is a bail-out, not a loan, but in the case of a buy out or another hospital system joining with Doctors, at least the County will have a lien and perhaps there will be some pay back.


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Posted by Julia
a resident of Alamo
on Jun 20, 2014 at 9:53 am

I stand corrected...bad choice of words.

But remember I and others are just speaking about the work LOAN.

This is a give away of tax payers money...they will never get it back. i fact within the next 12 months you may even see the hospital close.

It is a give away for votes.

Thank you for pointed out my wrong choice of words...yes they are misguided and mislead...or are they????????

Thanks for listening, Julia Pardini from Alamo

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Posted by Peter Kluget
a resident of Danville
on Jun 24, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Doctors is a district hospital which was created by a public vote and gets funding from a local parcel tax. It's not a "private business." Since hospital Emergency Rooms are required by law to treat everyone who shows up, even if they can't pay, taxpayers currently have to subsidize ER services for uninsured people who are injured or take ill in poor areas, one way or the other. With more people having medical insurance now with ACA that drain on our tax dollars should go down in the future, but Doctor's financial problem is now.

All the loudmouths deriding the County Supervisors (with the usual air of smug contempt and superiority) actually are simply ignorant. I don't know if this loan is a good idea or not but I do know that Julia et al. have no clue.

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