This confirms Sheila Jackson Lee was playing the race card when she alluded to a “delay” in treatment.
DALLAS (CBS 11 NEWS) – Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price was blunt. He said Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital originally sent Thomas Duncan home three days before he was diagnosed with Ebola because he’s African and uninsured.
“It is historical what has happened in this community,” Price said. “If a person who looks like me shows up without any insurance, they don’t get the same treatment.” […]
County Judge Clay Jenkins says there will be a full accounting once the Ebola scare has passed. “It’s important,” he said. “It’s a fair question.”
Federal and state authorities say they are now considering a full investigation into whether there were deficiencies in the hospital’s procedures.