Where the Money Goes
- They come from miles away for free treatment at Stroger Hospital, and if you live in Cook County, you're paying for it.
And it's not just in Illinois. Doctors and hospitals from all over the Midwest are telling patients without insurance to go to Stroger.
- In 2008, 26,000 patients came from the Collar Counties; 25,000 were from downstate counties; 1,800 came from Indiana; and 5,200 were from other areas.
$50 million worth of subsidizing the downtrodden of other counties and other states. $50 million could have saved the Toddler a lot of heartache in the media and in his own Board Meetings. Hell, you save $50 million in these times and you're on your way to re-election in a landslide. As it is, every idiot commissioner who isn't raising a stink about this deserves to lose their jobs.