The Cost of Public Clinics

Personnel $9,771,835 $1,700,416 $11,472,251
Non-Personnel $3,880,849 $ 438,695 $ 4,319,544
Total Operating Exp. $13,652,684 $2,139,111 $15,791,795
Admin. Support $1,242,143 $0 $1,242,143
Debt. Service $ 103,288 $0 $103,288
Other $ 58,300 $0 $ 58,300
Total Other Req. $1,403,731 $0 $1,403,731
Total Requirements $15,056,415 $2,139,111 $17,195,526
Employees (Full-time) 208.23 42.33 250.56

Travis County contributes about $2 million to the public clinic system's $17 million annual cost and maintains the five rural clinics. County officials question whether that investment would be better spent on insuring non-city indigents through an HMO plan. Whether the rural clinics would remain open is uncertain.

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