PUBLIC AND PRIVATE METHADONE
From San Joaquin (Cal) News Service, June 3.
Local officials are proposing to terminate the only remaining public methadone program in the County because it's contributing to the budget deficit. Patients would be transferred to one of several private programs in the area.
QUESTION: why/how can private programs not only operate on a break-even basis, but presumably make a profit for their owners - while government programs have to be closed because they add to the county's deficit?