The Population of Los Angeles County The population of Los Angeles County has been served for years by an extensive system of medical facilities, including numerous emergency departments in hospitals and associated with hospitals. Funding issues in the current economic downturn include concerns raised by the need to close a number of such emergency departments, leaving the public at greater risk in the case of a major emergency, and threatening many people with a reduction in health care, particularly damaging to the poorer population that is most dependent on emergency rooms for virtually all health care. The current ongoing debate over the costs and failures of medical care only highlights the lack of choice many people already have,...The end:
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