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No end seen to LA hospitals overcrowding
The Mercury News

The new Los Angeles County hospitals chief says overcrowding at two public medical centers is getting worse. Dr. Mitchell H. Katz told the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday that he’s concerned overcrowding at County-USC and Harbor-UCLA medical centers will persist after the federal healthcare reform law is implemented in 2014. The Los Angeles Times notes that contradicts with the assessment by recently-retired hospitals chief Carol Meyer, who indicated overcrowding would diminish after 2014 because newly insured patients, once offered a choice, could opt to seek care at a private facility.