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WHY JEFF FLAKE IS A LIAR!

WHY JEFF FLAKE IS A LIAR!

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Published by Roy Warden
Jeff Flake Distorts the Truth...But of Course He's Entitled: Jeff Flake is a Politician
Jeff Flake Distorts the Truth...But of Course He's Entitled: Jeff Flake is a Politician

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Published by: Roy Warden on Oct 18, 2012
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ARIZONA COMMON SENSE
An Exercise in Aggressive, Non-Partisan Political ActivismOctober 18, 2012Volume 2, Number 30
 THE REAL REASON BEHIND CARMONAS’S RESIGNATIONFROM THE DEBT-RIDDEN PIMA COUNTY HEALTY-CARESYSTEM AND…
by Alex Ferri - October 16, 2012, 11:13 pm
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Flake said his opponent, Demo-cratic Senate candidate Richard Carmona, allowed the Pima CountyHealth System's debt to increase by 28 percent to more than $46million during Carmona's time as the program's director. The comment: "(Richard) Carmona was forced to resign as director of the Pima County health care system because he allowed the healthsystem's debt to jump by 28 percent in one year to over $46 million."Before becoming the U.S. surgeon general under President George W.Bush in 2002, Carmona served as director of the Pima County HealthSystem from 1997 to 1999. The Pima County Health System, a health-care provider, also managedKino Hospital in Tucson. It sold the hospital to the University of Arizonain 2004 and halted its health-care services last year.At the time of Carmona's appointment in 1997, the department wasabout $36 million in debt, based on reports from the Associated Press.By April 1999, the department estimated it had taken on an additional$10 million in debt, according to the Associated Press. This constituteda 28 percent increase in the department's debt during Carmona'stenure as director.Kino Hospital's debt arose largely out of indigent care, which is careprovided to people who can't afford it or don't have health insurance,

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