bill moyers in the nation: for america's sake
america needs a different story. the very morning i read the message from the progressive activist, the new york times
reported on carol ann reyes. carol ann reyes is 63. she lives in los angeles, suffers from dementia and is homeless. somehow she made her way to a hospital with serious, untreated needs. no details were provided as to what happened to her there, except that the hospital--which is part of kaiser permanente, the largest hmo in the country--called a cab and sent her back to skid row. true, they phoned ahead to workers at a rescue shelter to let them know she was coming. but some hours later a surveillance camera picked her up "wandering around the streets in a hospital gown and slippers." dumped in america.
is this the america we want? where the sick and poor are turned away from our hospitals to die?
Jan 9, '07
From what I can see, this happened back in March '06 but in Nov '06 is when charges were pressed against Kaiser, so the case is developing right now. It will probably be somewhat of a 'precedent setter' and hospitals everywhere will be watching to see what happens.
Last edit by hope3456 on Jan 9, '07