After Driving The Pima County Health System Deeper Into Debt Carmona Was Forced To Resign
PHOENIX – As Arizonans continue to learn why the only Democrat that was personally recruited to run for elected office by President Barack Obama was Richard Carmona, today it’s been revealed that like his recruiter – who has added over $6 trillion to the national debt – Mr. Carmona, while he was the head of the Pima County Health System, ran its debt up to $46 million.
Even though he was only there for a year, under Carmona’s watch the Pima County Health System saw their debt increase by 28 percent and he was forced to resign.
As the Associated Press reports:
“The Pima County Healthcare system’s debt has jumped 28 percent in the last year and is expected to top $46 million by the end of the fiscal year in June. … [Richard Carmona] the embattled head of the Pima Healthcare system offered his resignation on the eve of a board of supervisors meeting at which he might have been fired.” (“Pima County’s Health Care Debt Growing,” The Associated Press, 4/28/99)
“Just like his recruiter President Barack Obama, Richard Carmona knows how to drive an organization like the Pima County Health System deeper into debt,” said Arizona Republican Party spokesman Tim Sifert. “Given Carmona’s big spending ways, it’s clear that if he gets back to Washington he’ll just be a reliable vote for President Obama’s agenda of more spending and higher taxes.”