Fully fund the Med. We must keep this vital public service open.   I recently voted to increase the County’s contribution to the Med by $10 million, and will work to find ways this budget season to make that increase permanent.  I support the current effort in Nashville, also supported by the Tennessee Hospital Association, to impose a fee on private hospitals, with the proceeds to support charity hospitals like the Med.  Although the current proposal is a one-time fee for one year, I think it should be extended indefinitely.