Opinion: East Bay, Officials Must Unite To Save Hospitals
In a Contra Costa Times opinion piece, Jeffrey Klingman -- president of the Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association -- discusses reports that local hospitals in the East San Francisco Bay Area are "facing the threat of closure," noting that the "common thread affecting all these facilities is the significant amount of services provided to uninsured patients and patients insured by Medi-Cal and Medicare programs." Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program. He concludes, "Our community and our elected officials need to work together to see that no stone is left unturned to keep these hospitals open."
- "Must Work Together To Save Our East Bay Hospitals" (Klingman, Contra Costa Times, 3/9).