“Well-meaning” - that sums up every single Democratic policy failure in the Golden State, whether it’s the refusal to manage forests for four decades or boasting the highest poverty rate in the nation. Good thing Democrats now have single-party rule over the rest of the nation now - this is a preview.
California’s hospitals run unusually lean for some state-specific reasons. People began moving to California in large numbers just as treating patients in hospitals for weeks at a time was becoming less common—the state’s population tripled in the second half of the 20th century. The state suddenly became a very densely populated place without a lot of extra room in its hospitals.
When some California hospitals closed, their health workers lost their jobs. Add to that a meager number of trainee primary-care doctors and a high cost of living, and “we just don’t have enough doctors, nurses, allied health professionals to take care of everybody here”
By ALL means, let’s to continue encourage sanctuary states and enact Medicare for All as quickly as possible.