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Report on L.A. County health care system

April 28, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday received a special task force report on the "safety net" health care system for the neediest residents of the county. The Los Angeles Healthcare Options Task Force, made up of local leaders in the health, business, and labor fields, laid out a series of proposals for "improving the quality and financial sustainability of healthcare for medically indigent individuals in the county."

Among other issues, the task force focused on health care in South Los Angeles, and specifically on the possible reopening of Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital in Willowbrook, which has been effectively shut down following repeated allegations of inadequate care for patients.

Read the full report from the Los Angeles Healthcare Options Task Force


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