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Opinion: Valet parking at hospitals is necessity

Posted 2/5/20

It's another day, and we find out that something else has changed. It seems like very week things are different, but we don't know why. I think someone needs to articulate what will happen and why before changes occur.

Like valet parking. That …

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Opinion: Valet parking at hospitals is necessity

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It's another day, and we find out that something else has changed. It seems like very week things are different, but we don't know why. I think someone needs to articulate what will happen and why before changes occur.

Like valet parking. That was something that was very important to some people. Maybe we could have voted on it. You have some that don't like parking garages, some that have problems walking, some who are claustrophobic, and the elderly hate garages.

Now there is no place to park. I don't know how this is a good idea to discontinue valet parking.

In the paper, it said that the hospital would be cutting jobs for variety of reasons, including lower reimbursements and patients underinsured or uninsured. And that is a problem. We need cooperation with the people and insurance companies to fix the problem to cover people.

Hospitals have to treat the people, and they should. That is their job, but that puts hospitals in debt when they don't have any insurance, which makes other people pay the price.

Something needs to be done, but discontinuing valet parking won't fix the problem.

I'm sure they didn't make enough to put the hospital in debt. Why not charge more to park? The valet staff was friendly and courteous and an asset to the hospital.

It will be an inconvenience now for people to see the doctor. It will hurt a lot of people.

This country is full of a lot of smart people. They need to stop being indecisive and make the right decisions and work together.

There might be a lot of issues, and it is necessary to make changes, but 15-minute visits and no valet parking won't solve the problem.

All hospitals are having the same problem with people not having insurance. There has to be a solution. I hope we find it soon. We need valet parking.

SHIRLEY A. TURNER

Sumter