Audit gives Central Health high marks, recommends greater transparency


Critics of Central Health, Travis County’s health care district, have been pressing for months for a review of the taxpayer dollars supporting Dell Medical School, but a consulting firm’s report issued this week did little to clear up their concerns.

Central Health commissioned the two-part, $350,000 review last spring amid calls from critics for an independent assessment of whether its contribution of $35 million a year to the University of Texas’ Dell Medical School is an appropriate use of tax dollars.

The public debate over that subject has been a thorn in the agency’s side since 2012, when voters approved a proposition to raise taxes to support the school. The issue prompted a small group of eastern Travis County residents to file suit in October.

Read the full story on mystatesman.com to see more about the review’s findings and what steps Central Health plans to take next.



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