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Private help for public hospitals

Private help for public hospitals


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 13, 2013

~~<p>The Legislature, grappling with one of its lower-profile issues of the special session, last week approved a $7.3 million bailout of a sort for Kauai's public hospitals, money needed to cover an immediate shortfall. This was a last-ditch effort to keep services running in the two state-run facilities on that island, Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital and the Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital.</p>
<p>Undeniably, there was insufficient time to craft a better solution in a brief emergency session, but that's got to move up the list of priorities for the regular Legislature once it convenes in January.</p>
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The Legislature, grappling with one of its lower-profile issues of the special session, last week approved a $7.3 million bailout of a sort for Kauai's public hospitals, money needed to cover an immediate shortfall. This was a last-ditch effort to keep services running in the two state-run facilities on that island, Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital and the Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital.

Undeniably, there was insufficient time to craft a better solution in a brief emergency session, but that's got to move up the list of priorities for the regular Legislature once it convenes in January. Login for more...



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