‘This is not complicated’: Maddow blasts anti-vaxxers as yet another GOP-led state rations hospital care
“We are following breaking news out of the great state of Alaska where Alaska’s Republican governor, Mike Dunleavy has just announced that Alaska has now become the second state in the country to declare that all its hospitals statewide will now be shifting to crisis standards of care,” Maddow reported.
“What that means, in English, is that hospital care is now being rationed at hospitals in Alaska. In practical terms, that means that people who are less likely to survive get moved down the priority list in terms of whether or not they get an ICU bed, whether or not they get certain intensive forms of treatment and care,” she explained. “People less likely to survive will not get those resources, they will be moved down the line.”
Maddow noted the crisis is not just in Alaska, but two other states with GOP governors.
She said that crisis standards of care “is a thing that we really haven’t confronted before as a country. Now we’ve got it in place, though, in one of Montana’s major medical centers — they moved to crisis standards of care this week. We’ve also got it in every hospital in the state in Idaho as of last week and in every hospital in the state in Alaska as of tonight.”
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