• Rich Buyers Are Pushing Rural Hospitals to a Controversial Practice

    2 monthes ago - By The Atlantic

    CEDARVILLE, Calif.-Beau Gertz faced a crowd of worried locals at the town senior center, hoping to sell them on his vision for their long-beloved-but now bankrupt-hospital. In worn blue jeans and an untucked shirt, the bearded entrepreneur from Denver pledged at a town-hall meeting in March to revive the Surprise Valley Community Hospital-a place many in the audience counted on to set their broken bones, stitch up cattle-tagging cuts, and tend to aging loved ones. Gertz said that if they voted on Tuesday to let him buy their tiny public hospital, he would retain such vital services. Better...
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