Steven Greenhut on a Union-Scuttled Deal to Save a California Hospital System


California political observers are trying to figure out the meaning of an offer recently made by California Attorney General Kamala Harris. Critics say she gave the potential buyer of a hospital chain an offer it might not be able to accept. Her actions, writes Steven Greenhut, threaten the survivability of the Daughters of Charity Health System, a Catholic nonprofit group that runs four hospitals in the Bay Area and two around Los Angeles that mainly serve poor and elderly patients.