In a letter to Auditor of Public Accounts Adam Edelen, Ramsey requested the review “to ensure that the funding for this important program is, in fact, utilized to provide the best health care to the underserved in our community and state.”

The Quality and Charity Care Trust (QCCT) fund was established in 1983 by the city of Louisville, Jefferson County, Commonwealth of Kentucky and University of Louisville to provide funding for indigent health care in Louisville. According to a fiscal year 2010-11 audited financial statement, University Medical Center (UMC) received $34,561,204 in government funding last year. Those funds helped UMC offset some of the costs of the indigent care it provided. In fiscal year 2009-10 UMC’s cost of providing indigent care totaled $89 million.

“Nobody, to my knowledge, has ever questioned that the QCCT funds are being used for their intended purpose – treating the uninsured and underinsured in our community. But having the auditor’s staff take a look at the financial reports and decide if there’s a need to improve accountability is the right thing to do,” Ramsey said.

Mark Hebert
Following a 28-year career as a radio and television reporter, Mark Hebert joined the University of Louisville as the Director of Media Relations in 2009, serving as the main spokesperson. In 2015, Mark was named Director of Programming and Production. He’s now producing and hosting a radio show about “all things UofL”, overseeing the university’s video and TV productions and promoting UofL’s research operation. Mark is best known for his 22 years as the political and investigative reporter for WHAS-TV in Louisville where he won numerous awards for breaking stories, exposing corruption and objectively covering Kentucky politics. In 2014, Mark was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.