44 min

General Hospital, General Obligations - Episode 25 Fogcast: The Bay City Beacon Politics Podcast

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The Beacon team tackles one of the biggest blunders of the decade: SF General's ER bills. How did the Board of Supervisors sign off on this insane "balance billing" practice for so long, for a hospital that remains entirely out of network? It's not even the only embarrasment the City's government has yielded this month: the Supervisors also managed to turn a $185 million tax windfall into a shortfall of reserve funds. Could San Francisco even budget its way out of a wet paper bag?

The Beacon team tackles one of the biggest blunders of the decade: SF General's ER bills. How did the Board of Supervisors sign off on this insane "balance billing" practice for so long, for a hospital that remains entirely out of network? It's not even the only embarrasment the City's government has yielded this month: the Supervisors also managed to turn a $185 million tax windfall into a shortfall of reserve funds. Could San Francisco even budget its way out of a wet paper bag?

44 min

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