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Old 04-09-2013, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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The $1.27 billion dollar hospital opens next year and it isn't big enough, so parts of the old Parkland will remain open.

Video: Commissioners Surprised to Learn Old Parkland Hospital Will Remain Open | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:14 PM
 
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The $1.27 billion dollar hospital opens next year and it isn't big enough, so the parts of the old Parkland will remain open.

Video: Commissioners Surprised to Learn Old Parkland Hospital Will Remain Open | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
If we could get the freeloaders from Collin and Tarrant counties to either stay out or pay up this problem would be solved.
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:19 PM
 
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If we could get the freeloaders from Collin and Tarrant counties to either stay out or pay up this problem would be solved.
I didn't know neighboring counties had access to Parkland. I thought it was only for Dallas County.
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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If we could get the freeloaders from Collin and Tarrant counties to either stay out or pay up this problem would be solved.


Agreed!!! The "indigent" from these counties (which don't have their own county hospitals) show up on the doorstep at Parkland, and because of EMTALA, they have to be treated even though they have no ability to pay. And since the counties' definition of "indigent" is far below the federal poverty line, the counties don't ever reimburse Parkland for the cost of their people's care because the counties don't consider the people to be "indigent."
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:41 PM
 
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I didn't know neighboring counties had access to Parkland. I thought it was only for Dallas County.
Try other cities, states, and countries. People get around it by attaching their name to a Dallas address. Including people directly from Mexico. But everyone already knew that.
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:51 PM
 
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If they renovate the old parkland and connect it to the new one, that's gonna be a big a$$ hospital!!
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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If they renovate the old parkland and connect it to the new one, that's gonna be a big a$$ hospital!!
I know right. The new hospital alone is 2.5 million sq ft.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:02 PM
 
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I didn't know neighboring counties had access to Parkland. I thought it was only for Dallas County.
Nope. It's a longstanding federal law that if people show up in need of urgent care they get it no matter what.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:04 PM
 
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I know right. The new hospital alone is 2.5 million sq ft.
The Bank of America building downtown(green Building) is only 1.9 million sq ft.....wtf!...BIG THINGS HAPPEN HERE!!!!
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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The Bank of America building downtown(green Building) is only 1.9 million sq ft.....wtf!...BIG THINGS HAPPEN HERE!!!!
Yea, Parkland is a big hospital. Who's gonna want to walk that pedestrian bridge connecting the old and new Parkland? I'm sure that bridge would be very long.
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