TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY SHOWDOWN TODAY!!! MAYOR SLY'S KCFD PRIVATIZATION AND OUTSOURCING SCHEME VOTE!!!
Today there will be an important Kansas City showdown at City Hall that could determine the political landscape for the future.
To wit . . .
CHECK THIS EXCLUSIVE QUOTE FROM A KANSAS CITY INSIDER THAT OFFERS PERSPECTIVE ON TODAY'S FIGHT OVER KCFD PRIVATIZATION AND OUTSOURCING!!!
Today is an important test of Mayor Sly's stubbornness and political trust in his economic planning among his colleagues.
EXCLUSIVE Word From A Kansas City Insider: "Will Mayor Sly be able to muscle through approval of a sweetheart contract to handle ambulance billing with a company involved in a massive patient identity theft that has been dumped by numerous jurisdictions such as Dallas, Memphis and Johnson County, Kansas, for poor collections and lousy customer service after the Council voted 11-0 on March 20 to reject a contract with that company? If so, how will Councilmembers who switch their vote explain their flip flop?"
Our links summary for folks wanting a COMPREHENSIVE OVERVIEW of this issue . . .
Remember that our blog community broke this story back in March
Since then, we've noted rampant dissatisfaction with Intermedix - The company that's going to takeover KCFD jobs.
We've found info that notes this company and its subsidiaries have hosted complaints over lost patient data.
And most importantly for everybody . . . In the end, this move could end up raising ambulance billing rates.
We've been encouraged to see mainstream media follow-up on this story . . .
A Community Newspaper noted that Mayor Sly called city workers "stupid" when trying to push this plan.
KMBC: Councilman blasts plan to privatize KC ambulance billing
KCTV5: Red flags raised about ambulance billing service hired by city
And today we'll see if Mayor Sly betrays KCFD and pushes through this deal that has been met with citywide disapproval.