Mayo subsidy request facing a tough sell at Minnesota Legislature

  • Article by: JENNIFER BROOKS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 18, 2013 - 6:17 AM

A half-billion subsidy request for expansion faces obstacles.

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gemie1Mar. 16, 1311:39 PM

People will go to the ends of the earth for excellent health care. Mayo does need to attract talented doctors and researchers, but I doubt this attraction will be about what is happening down town that will attract them to the facility. Why is patient registration and donations way down?

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sassifilliMar. 17, 1312:01 AM

It is interesting that in a Mayo pocket calendar from several years ago it was stated that Mayo did not strive to be the biggest healthcare center (paraphrase), but that sure seems to be what they want to be as they take over other hospitals and clinics, and ask the MN legislature for money to improve Rochester. I am glad to have access to Mayo, but also that I don't work there.

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AnondsonMar. 17, 1312:02 AM

I must say there is a new level of chutzpa when a politician from Bloomington question's another municipality's request for state aid for "development" *COUGH*

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bobcovMar. 17, 13 3:50 AM

The Mayo Clinic has been a facility for elites for a long,long time. If they cannot afford to fund their private venture, than they should scale it back or close or move the clinic to another state where people are willing to pay the bills of the wealthy. If the state of minnesota is going to fund this private hospital, then the residents of Minnesota should be entitled to a once in a lifetime free full checkup at the clinic and at=cost pricing for any other treatments.

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comment229Mar. 17, 13 4:54 AM

"they may not grow anymore in the state of Minnesota" Ahhhh the mayor needs to do a little research as Mayo has already made the decision to expand elsewhere.

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rat618Mar. 17, 13 6:42 AM

Mayo, MOA, 3M, all wanting "their" money from the State. Sounds alot like the entitlements the Right screams about.

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timandtiaMar. 17, 13 6:58 AM

Mayo Clinic is on my list when I think about MN. Trust me, in todays business society anything can happen. On that note, MN needs to help out in anyway to keep the "world known" clinic here. And yes, I have been a patient at the clinic.

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stanbobMar. 17, 13 7:01 AM

Bottom line, twin city legislaters dont want to spend money outstate.

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teddy81554Mar. 17, 13 7:23 AM

Why not give them all tax breaks? Dayton can just tax the 'rich' more........!

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marketerMar. 17, 13 8:07 AM

While we are discussing not subsidizing a facility that would DEFINITELY help Minnesota financially, on another thread we are talking about throwing twice the amount of money at a football stadium which will not benefit us.

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