Unaffordable health care + low-income + overburdened inner-city ER = dead patient(*)
From the article:
County and state authorities are now investigating Rodriguez’* death. Relatives reported she died as police were wheeling her out of the hospital after the officers they had asked to help Rodriguez arrested her instead on a parole violation. Sheriff’* Department spokesman Duane Allen said Wednesday that the investigation is ongoing.
This story'* been big news in LA and San Diego; but even I never saw this little tidbit. If I'm reading this right, the police yanked this woman out of the ER waiting room on a parole violation while she was writhing on the floor, spewing up blood, waiting for treatment?
Though the hospital will likely get sued, I assure you the LAPD (and the city in general) will be on the target list, too.