It's not that hard. I am not a numbers or statistics expert, but it seems to me if we stopped closing hospitals there would be more room for patients in a crisis such as this. What we have now. https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/26/us/southwest-georgia-icu-units-full/index.html "This is a problem we know we have in Albany and Dougherty County but if we don't do something about it and our partners in surrounding counties don't do something about it health systems throughout southwest Georgia are going to be overwhelmed just like Phoebe Putney." https://www.ajc.com/news/virus-spre...med-georgia-hospitals/FGV78fXuj34x0S5nNT03hI/ Already, intensive care units are full in hard-hit communities such as Cobb County and Albany, officials said Wednesday. The situation is so dire in Albany that Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital is scrambling to add as many as 60 critical-care beds in a satellite facility. Here's why! It's All about MONEY! https://www.albanyherald.com/news/h...cle_c3bae44c-5188-5da1-9c1b-1faa780d0dca.html Georgia has seen three rural hospitals close this year: Charlton Memorial Hospital in Folkston; Stewart-Webster Hospital in Richland; and Calhoun Memorial in Arlington. https://www.albanyherald.com/news/l...cle_152ff02c-1418-562d-b2dc-ac0e46bfebcd.html https://www.mdjonline.com/news/legi...cle_dec5c0c0-3c53-11e9-a6ac-8b44e222ab2d.html Rob Schreiner, a physician and executive vice president at Marietta-based WellStar, said the CON program protects nonprofit health systems like WellStar “from getting the for-profits to take our commercially insured patients, leaving us with the government-insured or noninsured (patients).” “In many cases, competing hospitals use this (CON) process to object to a new service in the community — whether it be an open-heart surgery unit, maternity ward or new imaging equipment, for example,” Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan wrote in an op-ed this week. “If patients truly are the focus of everything we do in healthcare, then Georgia lawmakers need to allow providers to create more healthcare options.” Follow the money. The next time you notice a news story about a boring old squabble between hospitals trying to keep the number of beds low and PROFITS HIGH, remember the weeks you spent trapped at home so we wouldnt overload the hosptals!