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Critical Condition

Many in the Southern California medical community see the newly-passed health care reform regulation as a good thing. More people will be insured, more people will have access to health care.

But after decades of serving those with little or no ability to pay for health care, a number of Southern California hospitals have closed, and others are in precarious financial situations.

In some parts of Los Angeles, there are fewer than one hospital bed for every one thousand people. That's worse than New Orleans just after Katrina.

Correspondent Vince Gonzales investigates our fragile local health care infrastructure, and the impact the new health care reform legislation may have on its future.

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