Bussey, Stuart

Stuart Bussey, M.D., is president of Union of Physicians & Dentists.

California Prison Healthcare Proposal Pads a Texas Company’s Profits First and Foremost

By Stuart Bussey, MD, JD

It came from out of nowhere: a” too-good-to-be-true” proposal that would purportedly slash costs for California’s prison healthcare system through the expanded use of telemedicine. Now suddenly, without any appropriate vetting or study, this proposal is being touted as a sound, fully baked solution.

It is not.  Instead, it’s a sales proposal from a for-profit Texas corporation with only six employees, and with financial problems of its own.  This company is looking to sell California hundreds of million of dollars in telemedicine equipment along with a whole lot of empty promises.