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Another govt waste of money

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Catpower, Jul 21, 2012.

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  1. Catpower

    Catpower Well-Known Member

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    I think this is in the right category, in this months Medical Construction and Design magazine there was an article about a new hospital opening up in Escondido Ca the has 288 beds and cost over one billion dollars

    That works out to a little under $3.5 million per bed


    Only a pol would approve of something at that cost

    And they wonder why this country is going broke

    I guess it's the way our bloated gov't has made trillion the new buzz word when it comes to debt, a billion isn't anything
  2. crusha

    crusha TS Member

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    Isn't that like the $240 Million high school in L.A.?
  3. ctreay

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    Well the cost per bed is one thing. You have to figure in the operating rooms. the labs, the pharmicies, the hvac plant, cafeteria, all the little things. Then there are big things like construction costs and service on the debt load.
    The bankers are going to jack the total up more than anybody.

    ctreay
  4. John Galt

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    So this is the fault of whoever financed this obamination?- pleeeeze
  5. Catpower

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    ctreay, I am very aware of the multiple things that effect the cost to build a hospital, wouldn't you think that $3.5 million per bed is a little high when a state of the art can be built for less than $100,000 per bed?

    Cost per bed is just a rule of thumb type thing, because filling the beds is what pays for a majority of the hospital
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    Stl Flyn Active Member

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    Maybe the train should run up to the bridge to no where!
  7. oz

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    the trains probably go to the internment camps.
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    I am just guessing here, but, I bet these were all built with good Union contractors.
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