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Friday, April 10, 2009

Talk to the Governor

We encourage you to use this link to send the letter below to Governor Jindal.

The proposed medical centers in downtown New Orleans represent the single largest facilities project that will be undertaken in the city in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. They will involve massive federal spending, a major appropriation of state funding and should be a critical component to the rebirth of downtown New Orleans.

There are competing claims about the best way to bring a state of the art medical center to the city, with one plan espousing the benefits of rehabbing the historic Charity Hospital and another proposing the abandonment of Charity in favor of new construction.

Please bring an end to the back-and-forth speculation about which plan represents the best path to bringing quality health care back to New Orleans by commissioning an independent financial review of the two plans. Only by making an "apples to apples" analysis of the competing plans can the true costs and benefits of both options be brought to light, allowing officials to make the wisest use of taxpayers' dollars to construct a world-class medical center--a goal which everyone shares.

Thank you for your consideration.

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