"Many hospitals are getting pushed near, or over, the financial edge. At a time when we feared that hospitals would get overwhelmed by a surge of patients, they have instead been emptied out. At a time when we thought medical personnel would be at a premium, they are instead being idled all over the country."
Now, check the local impact:
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - Another Kansas City hospital is cutting salaries as guidelines for dealing with the coronavirus pandemic continue to impact revenues. Officials at Truman Medical Center said they have seen "an extreme reduction" in revues at the hospital as elective procedures and clinical visits have stopped and half of the hospital rooms sit empty.