As you know, I live in the Big Apple. St. Vincent's was one of the few hospitals that serviced the west side of new york, south of Times Square. It was closed because it was also one of the few hospitals that would give you treatment regardless of whether or not you had insurance. St. Vincent's took in many of the victims of 9/11 and offered one of the few AIDS treatment facilities in the area. However, as a money making enterprise, it was unsuccessful. So, it was closed without regard to the needs of the community. Trust me, it's only a problem for the down and out right now--but if another 9/11 hits New York City near the most targeted downtown area--we will all feel the pain.
As a point of comparison, Southeast Massachusetts needed a local law school because residents of that remote and relatively unpopulated part of Massachusetts were forced to travel to Boston to attend law school--a horrible inconvenience. Law schools have become so abundant that every area should have one, I suppose. So, the capitalist pigs of Massachusetts saw an untapped market that could be served with the establishment of a law school in that area. Hence, the birth of UMass Dartmouth School of Law. As you know, I am very against Massachusetts opening yet another law school. I have blogged about it more than once. Even though the Treasurer of Massachusetts was an outspoken critic of the idea--namely because MA couldn't afford to buy Southern New England School of Law--an unaccredited shit bowl. However, all sense was thrown out the window and the acquisition happened.
Now, just to anger me further, Margaret "MarDee" Xifaras, was named Woman of the Year by some scum shit toilet newspaper for her efforts to advocate on behalf of this additional Massachusetts Commode. In this video, she discusses the trials and tribulations of having to commute to a law school in Boston. Shove it, Mardee.
Basically, if large portions of a booming metropolis can do without a community hospital--MA could do without another law school. I wish we valued human rights to adequate health care over the almighty dollar.
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