This edition: Dr. Sandra Opdycke on the role of New York City public hospitalsTweet
Original tape date: March 10, 1999.
Host, David R. Jones, President of the Community Service Society of New York, discusses the role of New York City public hospitals with Dr. Sandra Opdycke, author of "No One Was Turned Away." Dr. Opdycke describes the rise of public hospitals in New York City during the Great Depression when private hospitals were forced to cut back on charity care because of the economic downturn. She explains that public hospitals add a level of healthcare that would not exist if there were only private hospitals, and she advocates that during times of economic surplus, the City should allocate more money to public hospitals.