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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Essential Estrogen: I can think of so many more people who deserve government-funded health care

Excerpted from this post at Essential Estrogen

Shawn Kruse, a 32-year-old Cedar Rapids man believed to be a domestic
abuse perpetrator, is currently residing in the Iowa Medical and
Classification Center, run by the Iowa Department of Corrections, and
he is costing Linn County residents $3,000 each day. Kruse allegedly
hit his wife with a weapon, intimated her with a crowbar and saw, and
then ran from police. It was during that high-speed chase that Kruse
was involved in a single-car accident on Highway 30, which led to
lower body paralysis. Journalist Adam Belz reports on his blog that
once Kruse left University Hospitals in Iowa City, his injuries
remained too great for placement in the Linn County Jail. ... Belt
explains that the sheriff's office has budgeted $247,000 to pay for
all doctor visits and medications needed by inmates for the entire
year.

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