Costing Taxpayers Money

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daily journalDue to SEIU’s successful effort to kill a hospital deal, taxpayers in at least one community will likely continue to have to subsidize a local hospital to help keep it afloat.

It is unlikely another company would accept the same terms and conditions that Harris placed on the Prime deal, said San Mateo County Supervisor Don Horsley, who represents coastside residents.

The county has also been subsidizing Seton’s services in the area with $1.2 million monthly payments, Horsley said.

Losing skilled-nursing beds and emergency services will hurt Medi-Cal patients the most, he said.