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Resource ID: #18816
Subject: Hospitals
Source: Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, Texas)
Date: 2001-06-10



The Star-Telegram looks at problems flooding the taxpayer-funded hospital system in Tarrant County, Texas. The three-part series reveals that unjustified income requirements have cut off uninsured residents from subsidized treatment. Patients have to be poorer than in other urban counties in the state in order to receive non-emergency care and prescription drugs at discount. Other findings include that funding is not reaching patient care, but is "rather being diverted to other, unnecessary items such as construction, renovation and acquisition of building space." Administrators have been slow to add basic services, and a shortage of doctors and supplies has severely hurt patient care.

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