published in The New Yorker
Hospitals, which once were founded entirely for nonprofit reasons, "are estimated to be closing at a rate of about thirty a year" in the United States. Pomorski indicates this is a symptom of hospitals being "regarded as a business like any other" with "at least a fifth of hospitals now run for profit." Pomorski looks at how this trend caused the failure and closure of Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia and what it might mean for the future of healthcare in the United States.
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