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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

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— Karl Marx

Cox Completes DMC-Vanguard Giveaway

Nov 22, 2010

Now that elections are over, Attorney General Mike Cox essentially gave final approval to the sale of the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) to for-profit Vanguard Health Systems. He says he is “requiring” Vanguard to carry on DMC’s charitable care–for 10 years. He and DMC’s CEO Mike Duggan repeat the lie that DMC would have had to close hospitals without the deal and say Vanguard will keep them open for 10 years.

Ten years is nothing–if that even happens. In exchange, Vanguard gets billions of dollars worth of land acquired with taxpayer money and a consolidated health care system built with tax breaks. It’s a scam!