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UTMB’s cost to care for prisoners out of control

Galveston County Daily News, December 5, 2010


Heber Taylor, editor of the newspaper, writes that the state of Texas is robbing medical and nursing students at UTMB of better opportunities by requiring the university to subsidize health care in its prisons. “It’s doing that by forcing the medical branch to take on debt — projected to reach $61 million by the end of fiscal 2011 — to provide care for prisoners. State legislators ought to put an end to that practice for many reasons, starting with the fact it’s against the law.”


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