Travis have u been to upper King, at 1:30 on a Saturday night lately? Not trying to pick an argument, but I would like to know.
It is interesting to note that, it is the city's smoking ban which is putting so many people on a narrow stretch of concrete in front of AC's, which was a popular smoking bar long before upper King became so wildly popular.
But there is a problem, please anyone take a stroll up King St at 1:30am on any Saturday before you disagree. In the long run closing King to traffic on certain nights from Cannon to Radcliffe may be the only solution.
I do have to agree with Haire on the gist of his article; if the police can barely contain the drunken masses (which is true, I've seen it), how can private enforcement hope to cope short of cracking skulls like security at a Stones concert?
Good points Ned. I think it is important to point out that the P&C article was specifically referencing what hospitals bill Medicare. No mention of it, but I assume it is the same for Medicaid, which is free medical care for the professional poor.
For reference regarding Trident Medical being crooks, let me share my experience. Last summer my collar bone was broken in an accident in Mt Pleasant. The emergency room visit ending up costing me $2,300, and here's the rub. It was a bad break which required surgery, so they did nothing. Understandable, but that kind of money seems like a lot for a doctor spending less than 10 minutes on me and providing a recommendation.
So my private practice ortho specialist normally preforms surgeries at the Trident East Cooper facility. His bill for the surgery was slightly under 2k, the anesthesiologist charged $750. Both reasonable prices.
The price Trident wished to charge me for JUST the room for a 2 hour outpatient surgery?...15,300$ !!! Is it just me or does that seem a bit extreme?
If I were on medicare or medicaid that ridiculous bill would have gone directly to the taxpayers.
Mat, "history is dead" is a bit vague. Where u going with this? Think you are in the wrong town to besmirch any historic societies, or preservation efforts.
4 million tourists a year leave their money here, u think they r coming for the f4ckin aquarium?
BTW Mt Pleasant has no mountain, and the pleasant part is debatable.
Duffy, which charges are u disputing? who's analysis r u disputing? Instead of demanding more research from others (a tired old ploy) u may want to actually specifically mention wtf u r talking about. You used a lot of words to express very little. Are u pathetically attempting to attack the article or a commenter? Anyone who opposes big government is correct in their assumptions. Your quote is a blatant indictment of big government, silly. "became extensions of the corps they were supposed to be overseeing", thats the inefficient federal govts fault!, get it?
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