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"Sick and Abandoned" By Whom?

In this column about New Orleans, the author tells the story of Methodist Hospital. The private sector is full of heroes, and tries to offer timely, practical relief. The government screws things up: "Incredibly, when the out-of-state corporate owners of the hospital responded to the flooding by sending emergency relief supplies, they were confiscated at the airport by FEMA and sent elsewhere."

A greedy corporation is more caring and efficient than the government? Has Bob Herbert become some kind of libertarian fundamentalist?

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