Next year, feds will pick up the tab for Minnesota inmate hospitalizations

  • Article by: Abby Simons , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 13, 2013 - 10:31 PM

A new law moves more prisoners to a federal program and shifts millions in hospital costs from Minnesota and its counties.

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pokey2007Dec. 13, 1311:11 PM

good.

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mnavariceDec. 14, 13 6:17 AM

Why should the feds pay for costs we incur?

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ishikawaDec. 14, 13 7:00 AM

Anyone wonder where the feds get money? Not all citizens are so gullible as to believe the feds money comes from aliens.

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itdoesmatterDec. 14, 13 7:37 AM

Free money? It is our money now controlled by political theives that have way to much power. The government money trail is so long and winding making accoutability nearly impossible for the 3 plus trillion that our spends every year.

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shushyn78Dec. 14, 13 7:40 AM

I know Democrats believe this country has a pot full of free money, but for Republican Abeler to say it is total folly. Take out of your left pocket and put it in your right, then tell you they did you a favor.

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rufflesDec. 14, 13 7:48 AM

So who pays the feds, we do.

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workforit1Dec. 14, 13 7:52 AM

The "Feds" are us. We pay either in state tax or federal. Does not matter, we still pay the bill. Those of us who work of course.

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rogerbDec. 14, 13 7:54 AM

Will the Feds be picking up the tab for the other 49 states too? Then we are paying for that. No savings to MN taxpayers.

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jackpinesavDec. 14, 13 7:56 AM

Theree is no such thing as free money"! However, local taxpayers will get relief with these system changes; long overdue.

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mplsjohnDec. 14, 13 8:14 AM

MINNESOTANS LOSE AGAIN! Do you think the state will refund our $11 million? Never! Now the fed has just inherited $11 million more and we all know they just keep increasing taxes and going more in debt. Then consider that many other states have more criminals per capita than Minnesota so guess who will help pay those states bills - yes us Minnesotans. We should pay for our debts and keep the feds out. Obamacare will be the same story as a healthy state like Minnesota gets sucked into paying the National bill.

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