LAGUNA HONDA: Chronicle Says Failed Measure A Good Thing
An editorial in today's San Francisco Chronicle says the failed bid to upgrade Laguna Honda Hospital with a $502 million bond measure was "run by an assortment of political bullies, would-be power brokers and earnest believers." But the fact that there was not enough public support to place the measure on the November ballot "shouldn't surprise," according to the editorial, because so little "serious thought" or "advance notice" went into the measure. "The convalescent hospital clearly needs fixing, but any scheme should be composed by health professionals who are not manipulated by vengeful politicos," the Chronicle argues (7/30). Click Laguna Honda for California Healthline coverage of the issue.This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.