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Broward Health Lawyer: Gov. Rick Scott’s IG “Intent Upon Destroying” Public Healthcare System

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Broward Health Special Legal Counsel Mitchell Berger at a Feb. 17 board meeting (FloridaBulldog)

An attorney hired by Broward Health to assist in responding to a state review of the district’s contracts has accused Gov. Rick Scott’s chief inspector general of being “intent upon destroying the very concept of a community-owned and operated public healthcare system.”

The March 18 letter by Special Legal Counsel Mitchell Berger was sent amid talk among district insiders of a push by the governor to privatize both of Broward’s public hospital systems – Broward Health and Memorial Healthcare.

Berger’s letter to Chief Inspector General Melinda Miguel doesn’t address the governor’s possible privatization plans. It does, however, question the integrity of Miguel, whose job is to promote public trust in government and “to assist the Executive Office of the Governor in the accomplishment of its objectives,” according to her office’s most recent annual report.

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By Dan Christensen and Buddy Nevins, FloridaBulldog.org, Special to SouthFloridaReporter.com, Mar. 29, 2016 

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