Cronyism in the Healthcare System

This was sent to me:

In March 2016, the state awarded $25.4 million to Crystal Run Healthcare, a major campaign donor to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, to build two facilities the company was already constructing without taxpayer subsidies.

The Orange County firm has since tried to spend the funds on eyebrow-raising items including expensive artwork, two $59,000 “mood music” systems, and an “artificial flower arrangement” to adorn a lobby, according to documents obtained by the Times Union.

You can read the rest of it here.  I am not getting into the whole LEFT or RIGHT ideology spat here because I know this stuff happens on both sides. I am just disgusted that the rich hospital systems get richer.  Think of where that $25 million could have been used.  How about those community centers and those medical debit cards I talked about?  But, no, it is used to line the pockets of the donors.

I just threw up a little in the back of my throat.

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