The Pilot Privatization of Three State Health Centers

Linda Rhodes, Stephen Herzenberg, Steve Lopez |

On April 30, 1999, the Pennsylvania Department of Health Press Released a report evaluating the “Community Health Project,” the Department’s name for the pilot privatization project. Six months earlier, the KRC Press Released a report that evaluated the privatization pilots and also examined the impact of staff cutbacks at the remaining 57 state health centers. To help the Pennsylvania legislature and interested citizens evaluate these two reports and their implications for the management of Pennsylvania’s public health system, this Reports and Briefing Papers compares their findings.