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Ex-hospital patients file lawsuit over the status of healthcare in New Orleans

New York Times, January 18, 2008
A group of former patients of New Orleans's shuttered Charity Hospital have filed a lawsuit claiming that medical care for the poor is still woefully inadequate in the city and asking for a return to the level of services the hospital provided before Hurricane Katrina. Before the storm, Charity Hospital provided nearly all healthcare for low-income residents, but did not reopen after the hurricane.