Loan default is just the latest sign of mismanagement in county health system

The Arizona Capitol Times
Monday, August 17, 2015
Sean McCarthy

Maricopa County taxpayers have a ticking time bomb on their hands. MIHS, the county hospital system, is an antiquated model in financial disarray. It’s exactly why county officials dumped it and turned it into a special health care district a decade ago. The Capitol Times recently broke the story of MIHS defaulting on a 10 year, $15.4 million note Maricopa County taxpayers loaned the district; they have yet to create a repayment plan.