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Safety-Net Hospitals May Be "On the Brink of a Precipice" | The Healthcare Divide

18 May 2021
An excerpt from “The Healthcare Divide,” a new documentary from FRONTLINE, NPR and the Investigative Reporting Workshop that explores the growing inequities in American healthcare exposed by COVID-19.

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From FRONTLINE producers Rick Young, Emma Schwartz & Fritz Kramer and NPR correspondent Laura Sullivan, the documentary examines how pressure to increase profits and uneven government support are widening the divide between rich and poor hospitals, endangering care for low-income populations.

NPR is scheduled to air a story from the investigation that same day on “All Things Considered.”

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