Suffolk County lawmakers mull privatization of county-run health clinics

Recently, Hudson River Health Care sent in a proposal to take over the county clinic in Southampton. The nonprofit took over the Coram location about

The Loan Administration says the privatization would help Suffolk taxpayers save millions of dollars.

The Loan Administration says the privatization would help Suffolk taxpayers save millions of dollars. (5/7/13)

HAUPPAUGE - Lawmakers are debating whether or not Suffolk should privatize its county-run health clinics.

Recently, Hudson River Health Care sent in a proposal to take over the county clinic in Southampton. The nonprofit took over the Coram location about a year ago.

News 12 spoke with patients off camera who said they were happy with the services they receive at the Coram location and didn't notice a drop-off in services after the privatization.

Bellone says he is considering handing over the other six county clinics to the company.

Suffolk officials say privatizing the Coram health clinic saved county taxpayers $1.8 million.

Hudson River Health Care already runs two dozen clinics in about nine different counties in the metropolitan area.

Suffolk's Legislature is expected to vote on whether to privatize the Southampton clinic in June.

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