Why should we pay for Jackson?

 

Miami-Dade County’s public hospital may need money for a major upgrade, but to use the excuse of making it more competitive to attract paying patients is deceptive. To then raise property taxes to fund this deception is an insult to taxpaying property owners, many on fixed incomes.

Raise the sales tax so that the illegal immigrants who are flooding this system for free healthcare can at least pay something when they make a purchase. Otherwise, they will be getting a free ride.

Jackson Health System will continue to care for them because the law does not allow them to be turned away.

But why is this the responsibility of property owners? Let the county commissioners come up with a fairer solution to Jackson’s needs.

Marie D. Valenti, South Miami

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