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Western State’s failure rests with Gov. Inslee

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Posted By: Ron_lfp, 6/30/2020 11:26:54 AM

The reasons Washington state’s largest psychiatric facility just lost millions in federal funding should come as no surprise to state officials. (snip) Finally, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services this week decided enough was enough. After the Lakewood hospital failed yet another inspection, the agency announced Western State would lose its federal certification and $53 million in funding starting July 1. That’s money the state now has to make up. This latest blow highlights the ongoing failures of leadership, internal governance and quality control that have persisted at the hospital under Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee’s watch

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Gov. Jay's failure results in unsafe conditions in hospitals and mentally ill people on the streets.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: justavoter 6/30/2020 11:44:59 AM (No. 461842)
Not to worry, they will figure a way to blame it on the President.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: mean Gene 6/30/2020 12:09:41 PM (No. 461860)
If the state "defunds the police," it will free up tons of cash for the new prisons: mental health hospitals. If crime is to be dealt with as if it is really a mental health issue, lots of new inmates will fill these asylums. And, in place of fines or determinate sentences, these new inmates will serve forever, or until cured of their anti-social behavior.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: GoodDeal 6/30/2020 12:46:08 PM (No. 461902)
It is not possible to have competent, compassionate, loyal, and effective leadership by any Democrat. This is the case across the board and across the country from the mayor, to the governor and all offices in between. Don't expect anything from these people and you won't be disappointed. The only option the governor has now is to raise taxes fees, and consumer costs to cover the shortfall.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Maggie2u 6/30/2020 1:10:47 PM (No. 461949)
Well, I'll be damned. The Seattle Times is critical of governor inslee.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: DVC 7/1/2020 12:07:27 AM (No. 462534)
Can't read the Seattle Times (thank goodness), they won't let me. But from what I read in the intro..... Will the solution be to turn them all loose? Great fun, eh? More crazy people living under bridges and in tents in parks.
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