we may very well see many smaller hospitals close...or close er services and only depend on elective surgeries...
I lived in So Calif from 1964 to 1993.. There was a very good hospital near me—Northridge.
They had built the best emergency trauma facility in the whole city during that time I was there.
They actually shut down that entire part of the hospital after I was gone due to the high number of gang members & illegals who used the services without paying a dime.
Now—those who had insurance & could do the copays no longer have a facility to go to.