A Facebook Post Contrasting CoverMyMeds New HQ And Columbus City Schools Is Going Viral

As Columbus Education Association put it: a tale of two cities:

CoverMyMeds new HQ, which received a 15 year, 100% property tax abatement worth as much as $77.7 million, along with an income tax incentive that will return 30% – 35% of income tax withholdings to the company, deals that are estimated will cost Columbus City Schools $35.5 million over 15 years:

And a photo from Columbus City Schools:

Commenters added to the contrast, mentioning rats:

Columbus City Schools rats

As well as air conditioning and working bathrooms:

Recent years have seen Columbus City Schools students being sent home due to heat on multiple occasions.

WCBE recently noted:

  • CoverMyMeds CEO Matt Scantland has donated over $100,000 to city officials election efforts in recent years
  • Columbus is suing the parent company of CoverMyMeds, McKesson Corporation, over the opiate crisis, while simultaneously giving CoverMyMeds subsidies.
  • McKesson Corporation has revenues of $200 billion+ a year, making it the 6th wealthiest company in the world.

It’s quite a contrast.