slowly but surely since the late 70s,every single Catholic hospital in nyc closed down and many of us believe it was due to the “selectively” slow rate of medicaid reimbursement to these institutions along with them taking any and every uninsured patient .
Now some will say it was due to mismanagement but then how are Bellevue,Coney Island and all the rest of nyc HHC staying open with their track record of waste etc ?
The closure of the last one standing at that time,StVincents remains grievous.
It's never about the untreated poor, never, it's about the means of controlling revenue where they want it...and the less which goes to the actual care of the public the better in their eyes.
So I don't see the Bishops outcry affecting this in the long run.....the administration knew this would be an issue for a time..and then fade out....they are "banking" on it.