Skip to comments.Female leaders object to outsourcing staff for rape treatment center (would "profit" from rape)
Posted on 09/05/2012 4:34:29 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
A half-dozen Miami-Dade female leaders and dozens of supporters flooded a Jackson Health System board meeting Tuesday to object to executives plans to explore the possibility of privatizing medical staffing in the emergency rooms and the rape treatment center.
State Sen. Gwen Margolis decried the effort as absolutely incredible. ... We are very very very concerned.
Chief Executive Carlos Migoya announced last month that Jackson would seek bids from outside companies to see if it made sense financially for third-party medical staffs to handle emergency room operations at Jacksons three hospitals and the Roxcy Bolton Rape Treatment Center.
The center is named after Bolton, who for decades was the countys leading feminist. Bolton, 86, appeared at the meeting to voice her opposition to out-sourcing care.
....SEIU Local 1991, which represents Jacksons healthcare professionals, has pointed out that Jacksons own studies show patient satisfaction in the ERs of Jackson Memorial and Jackson South, staffed by system employees, is far higher than at Jackson North, where an outside company provides ER services.
....At Tuesdays meeting, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara Jordan said she went ballistic when Migoya told her by phone that he would seek outsourcing bids. Jacksons mission has always been a single standard of care regardless of ability to pay. ... I would certainly hate to see that mantra diminished by privatization.
....Kit Rafferty, a commission member, said she was concerned outsourcing would mean someone would profit from someone being raped.
Former County Commissioner Larry Hawkins warned the board to consider what Miami-Dade voters might think about the outsourcing bids because Jackson will eventually need public support for a bond issue to fund hundreds of millions of dollars needed for construction and repair projects.
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I see the underlying current to what is going on here.
One side has two axioms, that the only concern is, and should be, for ER and rape treatment, is for the patients, at any price, which must exclusively come via government.
However the other side reasons that while indigent ER and rape treatment is important, taxpayers are paying for non-taxpayers’ medical care, so it cannot be “for any price”, but must be judicious with the money it spends. And if this means that a private company can do the same job for less money than government, so be it.
The economic ignorance of those who rail against “profits” is astounding. They fail to realize that an employee’s wages is his “profit” from the investment of his labor. It Socialists were consistent, they would also argue that employees should not “profit” from their work.
The only thing worse than people profiting from rape, is people profiting from hunger, from those without shelter, and those without clothes. It’s high time to nationalize King Soopers, Motel 6 and Lulu Lemon.
But they are consistent, Socialists tax income from work until it is no longer profitable.
It Socialists were consistent, they would also argue that employees should not profit from their work.
they don’t fail to realize that.
they simply want THEIR people to profit:
“....SEIU Local 1991, which represents Jacksons healthcare professionals”
“....Kit Rafferty, a commission member, said she was concerned outsourcing would mean someone would profit from someone being raped. “
liberals / Unions, DO profit from rape, abortion, etc.
the “rape crisis” industry, if you add up all the centers,
programs, employee costs, etc., nation wide,
is multi-billion dollar... employing mostly liberals.
(staffed by all those “women’s studies” majors...)
certainly, rape victims do require and deserve help.
but, so do victims off ALL violent crime,
like gang violence, home invasions, etc.
yet billions are spent on special centers, nationwide,
just for this?
...just as with affirmative action, “clean air”,
and other programs... liberals profit by institutionalizing misery and suffering,
instead of working for true solutions.
(the Party of Ted Kennedy and Bill Clinton,
trying to prevent and eliminate rape? really?)
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