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Covid-19 and Hospital Inequality; Why It’s Getting Worse, and How to Fix It
Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

Covid-19 and Hospital Inequality; Why It’s Getting Worse, and How to Fix It

New York, NY – The Covid-19 pandemic is hitting the underfinanced hospitals serving thousands of poor and working-class New Yorkers the hardest. The emergency federal funds for hospitals haven’t corrected their inequitable status vis a vis far better-off private hospitals, and have even reinforced it. Now it’s up to State and City policymakers to straighten…