The Real Story on Rationing of Hospital Beds

“We’ve created a separate and unequal hospital system and a separate and unequal funding system for low-income communities,” she [Dr. Elaine Batchlor] said in an interview. “And now with Covid, we’re seeing the disproportionate impact.”

“She has pleaded with the governor for help, tried to shame other institutions into accepting transfers of patients and spoken out about the failings of American health care.”

“Other institutions often rejected them, though, because only 4 percent of M.L.K. patients had private insurance, which typically reimburses care at higher rates than public insurers.”

Truth.

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