Buncombe County March 26, 2018 (8 months ago)

County Commissioners: Mission Hospital Sale

I would respectfully request County Commissioners explain comments about how much tax revenue Buncombe County will receive. This is a for profit agencies and yes more taxes for Buncombe County but at what cost to citizens? The extra revenue will come from the patients who are provided services by the hospital.
*Does the sale just automatically happen or does Buncombe County approve the sale?
* Do Commissioners vote whether to allow the sale?
*If the buyer is for profit agency and will pay county taxes what is extra cost for services
provided?
*Does buyer accept Medicare, Blue Cross and other insurance at cost they pay now?
*Buncombe County will get extra revenue at what cost to the citizens?

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • April 16, 2018 12:24 pm

    7 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <kassi.day@buncombecounty.org>
    date: Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 12:24 PM
    subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: Records Request: County Commissioners Mission Hospital Sale

     

    Kassi,

     

    Thank you for your help!

     

    Sunshine Request

     

    Editor’s Note: Based on the information we received, we will consider this request complete. If the requester would like further clarification specifically related to the “county commissioner’s explaining comments” they may do so by following this link to email commissioners.


    Status: Completed
  • April 12, 2018 2:26 pm

    8 months ago

    from: Kassi L. Day <kassi.day@buncombecounty.org>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>,
    “Michael C. Frue” <Michael.Frue@buncombecounty.org>
    date: Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 2:26 PM
    subject: RE: [EXTERNAL] Re: Records Request: County Commissioners Mission Hospital Sale

     

    Good afternoon, in response to the request for information below, please see the information we can provide in red after your questions. Thank you

     

    From: Sunshine Request [mailto:records@sunshinerequest.com]
    Sent: Monday, March 26, 2018 11:05 AM
    To: Michael C. Frue <Michael.Frue@buncombecounty.org>
    Cc: Kassi L. Day <kassi.day@buncombecounty.org>
    Subject: [External] Records Request: County Commissioners Mission Hospital Sale

     

    CAUTION: External email. Do not click links or open attachments unless verified. Use the “Phish Alert” button to report all suspicious email.

     

    Good Morning Buncombe County Government,

     

    We’ve just received another request via www.sunshinerequest.com for information that may be available in your office.

     

    **Editors Note: We do not know specifically what “comments” the requester is referring to, however we will assume that they are referring to public comments that were made by some Buncombe County Commissioners either in Commissioner’s meetings, to the media, or in other public formats related to how much tax revenue Buncombe County will receive. If you are able to provide answers to any or all of the questions below, we would appreciate it. Otherwise, please let us know if there are publicly available links or info related to these questions.

     

    Here are the details:

     

    Subject:

    “County Commissioners: Mission Hospital Sale”

     

    Message:

    “I would respectfully request County Commissioners explain comments about how much tax revenue Buncombe County will receive. This is a for profit agencies and yes more taxes for Buncombe County but at what cost to citizens? The extra revenue will come from the patients who are provided services by the hospital.

     

    The requester may be referring to this story on WLOS

     

    http://wlos.com/news/local/mission-health-sale-could-mean-lower-taxes-for-buncombe-county-homeowners

     

    You can find contact information for the Commissioners here https://www.buncombecounty.org/governing/commissioners/default.aspx

     

    *Does the sale just automatically happen or does Buncombe County approve the sale?

     

    Buncombe County Government is not involved in the transaction.

     

    *Do Commissioners vote whether to allow the sale?

    No

     

    *If the buyer is for profit agency and will pay county taxes what is extra cost for services
    provided?

     

    All organizations with non-profit designation receive the same level of service as all other organizations. There is no cost to the County with the addition of a for-profit hospital.

     

    *Does buyer accept Medicare, Blue Cross and other insurance at cost they pay now?

     

    That should be addressed to Mission Health. Their FAQ website is http://missionhealthforward.org/

     

    *Buncombe County will get extra revenue at what cost to the citizens?”

     

    Thank you for your assistance.
    Have a great day!

     

    Sunshine Request

     

    From: Sunshine Request [mailto:records@sunshinerequest.com]
    Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2018 2:09 PM
    To: Michael C. Frue <Michael.Frue@buncombecounty.org>
    Cc: Kassi L. Day <kassi.day@buncombecounty.org>
    Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: Records Request: County Commissioners Mission Hospital Sale

     

    CAUTION: External email. Do not click links or open attachments unless verified. Use the “Phish Alert” button to report all suspicious email.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • April 12, 2018 2:09 pm

    8 months ago

    Hi Buncombe County Government,

     

    We just wanted to follow up with you on this request and inquire if you had any update.

     

    Thank you for your assistance in processing this request!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • March 26, 2018 11:04 am

    8 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: “Michael C. Frue” <michael.frue@buncombecounty.org>
    cc: “Kassi L. Day” <kassi.day@buncombecounty.org>
    date: Mon, Mar 26, 2018 at 11:04 AM
    subject: Records Request: County Commissioners Mission Hospital Sale

     

    Good Morning Buncombe County Government,

     

    We’ve just received another request via www.sunshinerequest.com for information that may be available in your office.

     

    **Editors Note: We do not know specifically what “comments” the requester is referring to, however we will assume that they are referring to public comments that were made by some Buncombe County Commissioners either in Commissioner’s meetings, to the media, or in other public formats related to how much tax revenue Buncombe County will receive. If you are able to provide answers to any or all of the questions below, we would appreciate it. Otherwise, please let us know if there are publicly available links or info related to these questions.

     

    Here are the details:

     

    Subject:
    “County Commissioners: Mission Hospital Sale”

     

    Message:
    “I would respectfully request County Commissioners explain comments about how much tax revenue Buncombe County will receive. This is a for profit agencies and yes more taxes for Buncombe County but at what cost to citizens? The extra revenue will come from the patients who are provided services by the hospital.
    *Does the sale just automatically happen or does Buncombe County approve the sale?
    * Do Commissioners vote whether to allow the sale?
    *If the buyer is for profit agency and will pay county taxes what is extra cost for services
    provided?
    *Does buyer accept Medicare, Blue Cross and other insurance at cost they pay now?
    *Buncombe County will get extra revenue at what cost to the citizens?”

     

    Thank you for your assistance.
    Have a great day!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government