A feature investigation Each year, wind farms throughout Michigan pay tens of millions of dollars in taxes that support the local school systems in rural communities that often have declining populations and tax bases. Just how that money reaches school districts depends on the state’s complicated school finance system and whether communities have approved bond… Read more »
ELKTON, Mich. – So pervasive is the misinformation surrounding wind farms in rural Michigan that when Robert Krohn developed lung cancer, some of his neighbors who have known him for years said he probably got it from the 17 windmills Krohn has on his 1,400-acre farm. “It ain’t from the windmills,” the soft-spoken 77-year-old lifetime… Read more »
In May, Checks and Balances Project showed that Sentara Healthcare makes IRS-required policies difficult to access, understand and use At least one uninsured patient was significantly overcharged Until Jan. 1, it was virtually impossible for the public to determine how much hospitals charged patients and insurance companies for the care they provided. Then an executive… Read more »
“Your input was shared with the attorneys in our office who were in the midst of conducting a thorough review of this proposed affiliation.“ – North Carolina Attorney General’s office Last month, Checks & Balances Project (C&BP) asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to review the proposed, $11.5 billion merger between Sentara Healthcare and… Read more »
There had been no public disclosure that Hall and Martin had together previously represented Sentara in a four-year fight to get a Certificate of Public Need application approved to add a liver transplant unit. Martin argued Sentara’s case in the matter before Hall, who ruled in Sentara’s favor.
At a time when Republican and Democratic administrations rarely agree upon anything, five of the last ones agree that COPN regulation has to go.
Reports from both the Obama and Trump administrations criticized how health care companies use COPN as a cudgel to beat their competitors.
It’s remarkable that the comment about Hall’s potential conflict came not from her clerk of court, but from a spokesperson for the state Supreme Court. Those who are most familiar with the issue kicked it upstairs.
Breaking: Sentara Spokesperson responds with definitive answers. Look for update coming soon.
A tipster asserts Mr. Kern is offering a similar deal to top executives at Cone Health, the North Carolina not-for-profit Kern wants to merge with in an $11.5 billion deal.