Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Is the UT Politburo (literally) stealing from the poor?!?


‘Cursed is the one who perverts the justice due the stranger, the fatherless, and widow.’

“And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’
Deuteronomy 27:19

We've got to imagine this is technically legal, but it's still reprehensible:
The University of Texas Dell Medical School and Travis County’s health care district appear to have misspent local tax dollars that are supposed to be used for indigent care, activists charged Monday in a report that calls on county commissioners to order an independent audit.

The report, written by lawyer and activist Fred Lewis, questions the disposition of $105 million in county property taxes collected by Central Health and transferred to the Dell school. Travis County voters in 2012 agreed to raise property taxes, with $35 million a year going to the medical school.

The report contends that state law restricts Central Health’s spending to health care for poor people but that the money appears to have been improperly commingled with other medical school funds and spent on governmental affairs, communications, general administration, and faculty and staff salaries unrelated to such health care.
Read the whole thing here.

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