'Extraordinary' homelessness hearing held in LA's Skid Row
Marshals Service officers after holding a court hearing at the Downtown Women's Center in Los Angeles Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. “This is an extraordinary hearing,” Carter said, acknowledging the setting but also the scope of the problem facing the court. “The only answer is housing!” said Pete White, an activist with the Los Angeles Community Action Network. A January 2020 count by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority reported that there were more than 66,400 homeless people living in Los Angeles County — by far the largest single concentration in the state. Carter noted that 1,383 homeless people died in the city and county of Los Angeles last year, a 32% increase from 2019.
How a hospital system grew to gain market power and drove up California health care costs
This consolidation, economists say, is one of the main reasons the cost of health care in this country is going through the roof. Sutter is a sprawling health care system that's the largest and most dominant provider in Northern California. Xavier Becerra: Sutter got big enough that it could use its market power to dominate, to dictate. Xavier Becerra: That's why this investigation took years, because you have to eliminate all the other reasons that might be out there. That's- that's really clever.cbsnews.com