We’ve seen it before – an aide close to Governor Christie takes action that negatively impacts the health and safety of New Jersey residents.
This time it’s Mike DuHaime – Christie’s chief political strategist and a former member of Christie’s transition team.
It’s been reported that DuHaime is pushing the sale of St. Mary’s, a non-profit Catholic hospital, to Prime Healthcare, a for-profit hospital chain from California.
The problem is that Prime Healthcare has a history of questionable billing practices and is under Federal investigation for overcharging Medicare.
The sale of St. Mary’s could prevent thousands of New Jersey residents from getting the healthcare they need and would stick New Jersey taxpayers with $22 million in unpaid bonds.
Our healthcare is too important. Stop the backroom deals and open up the sale of St. Marys to protect the people of New Jersey.