Last spring, ads like the one above were all over bus shelters on the east side of San Francisco. Yesterday, California Pacific Medical Center/Sutter Health announced that the campaign was the sham that many have long feared. Sutter is pulling the plug on the cash draining business of caring for poor people at St. Luke's Hospital in the Mission.
The city knows screwed when it hears it.
As long as providing life and death services is treated by our society as a license to coin money, people without money will, literally, be treated as unworthy to live.