Takeout Tuesday: Do We Need Public Hospitals?
111 E Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
About the Village Square: The Village Square is a non-partisan public educational forum on matters of local, state and national importance. We are dedicated to maintaining factual accuracy in civic and political debate by growing civil dialog on divisive issues, and recalling the history and principles at the foundation of our democracy.
Take-out Tuesday is a regular part of programming at The Village Square. These events are free and open to the public. Bring your favorite take-out dinner and a drink and join us to learn about a hot local, state or national topic. The event will start promptly at 6:00 p.m.
Topic: Do We Need Public Hospitals
Date: March 21, 2017
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Broward College – 111 E. Las Olas Blvd, 11th floor, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Register: Space is limited
In 2011, Governor Scott set up a commission to report if the state could save money and provide better health care if privately owned and nonprofit hospitals took over caring for the uninsured and poor people, a role that public hospitals mostly shoulder. South Florida, by far, has the largest stake in the issue. Broward’s two hospital districts collect more than $200 million in local property taxes to run their nine hospitals — five in Memorial Healthcare System and four in the North Broward Hospital District. How can our community best serve both the insured and uninsured and make sure our tax dollars are being used properly?