Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Hospitals Not Condos

"People are talking about a healthcare revolution, but do they mean purposefully destroying hospitals to allow multi-billion dollar Monopoly players from Somewhere Else to build condominiums for the richest of the rich, from Somewhere Else? ... The cost of the condos will consist of the usual costs plus the additional costs of the deaths of infants, children, and adults of all ages who will die as a result of closing Long Island College Hospital and its emergency room. The 60,000 patients that are treated at the Cobble Hill facility’s emergency room each year will go to the other hospitals and those emergency rooms will be overwhelmed, resulting in more death and poor care." -Jon Berall, The Brooklyn Paper

Photograph by Lee Greenfeld © 2013

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