Somehow I think this will be rather difficult! Panel Said to Call for Closing 9 New York Hospitals
Welcome to the governorship, Mr Spitzer!
UPDATE: Anonymous Coward writes in to say: "The Commission’s proposals actually serve as political cover for the all but certain cuts to Medicaid, and this is actually a good thing for Spitzer. The closing recommendations have to be approved as a whole (or rejected as a whole, unlikely) before he’s even in office. Also, dealing with cuts through a more rational, analytical framework, actually enables the new governor to stay completely out of the business of closing hospitals, and to scale back on what otherwise would have been more devastating cuts to Medicaid for all hospitals. The public relations around this are tricky, but the process is already being closely watched (and followed) in other states."
UPDATE 2: You can read the actual report here. (pdf) Check the New York State Commission for Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century web site for additional materials.
ED’s NOTE: Link fixed to NYT piece.