PBS Special Report: Health Care Reform
Hospital officials largely blame unfavorable HMO insurance contracts for $100 million in net losses they say the facility has posted in recent years. And they say tight credit markets contributed to its financial distress.
While Downey will remain fully operational and is expected to emerge from bankruptcy within a year, its story has become more common and exemplifies the challenges of reforming a complex health care system.
You can watch the special here on KCET, Thursday at 9 pm.
How Healthy is L.A.? - When the economy gets sick, how does it affect public health? On this week's SoCal Podcast, story editor Saul Gonzalez interviews Dr. Jonathan E. Fielding to find out. Fielding is the Director of the Department of Public Health for Los Angeles County.
Get Connected: Young & Uninsured - Americans between the ages of 18-34 make up the largest group of those without health insurance. We're working on a story about this very issue and we'd like to talk to a young person (19-29) in Southern California who is currently uninsured and facing illness, chronic disease or an accident that is going to cost a lot of money.