What Happened To Cedars-Sinai?

I blame the Mexicans.

Cedars is a good hospital system, but it is overtaxed.  The average national rate of hospital beds/patient population is 4 beds/1000 people. In LA, as a result of the closures of so many hospitals, its more like .5 beds/1000. The biggest problem is the disproportionate number of uninsured patients aka illegal aliens.

guest3: my friend had medicare but was sent to kaiser as cedars icu dept was full and he had better care than at cedars
YourMoralLeader: i love kaiser
guest3: cedars has gone way down & they have a big problem with mersa
YourMoralLeader: what’s mersa?
guest3: but they have a great pr dept that covers all the boo boos
guest3: mersa is the staph infections you get in hospitals that you can’t get rid of
guest3: they are the hospital infections that usually are the kiss of death
guest3: ppl have looked down on kaiser for many years & was considered only for the poor or indigent but it is common knowledge that it is now good as hospital care goes

Anon emails: With millions of uninsured in California, how do you blame illegal aliens for your friend not getting an ICU bed at Cedars?  i can’t decide whether that’s racism or ignorance.  Haven’t you noticed that the health system is collapsing and that an increasing percentage of workers don’t have employer-paid insurance?

Also, the poor and indigent don’t go to Kaiser.  Only those privileged to have health insurance, either employer or self-paid, can go there.  Kaiser is not accessible to the indigent.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see Amazon.com). My work has been noted in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com).
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