Patrick Soon-Schiong is offering the traditional U.S. approach to addressing the health care needs of the uninsured: he's making a really big donation.
From the LA Times we learn that Mr. Soon-Schiong will "provide University of California regents with a $100-million guaranty, underwriting the county's latest proposal to reopen long-troubled Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital by 2012." The gift comes with "no strings attached". Mr. Soon-Schiong considers the current lack of access to health care for those who once were served by the hospital to be "unjust". In addition, he does not plan to profit from his investment in reopening the hospital noting: "There's very little business in patients who are uninsured".
Good news: these folks will gain access to health care and there is a good chance that this nonprofit hospital will be charitable. Bad news: the US capitalist system basically requires private sector rich folks to make this kind of commitment to make the good news happen. If there's no rich folks who make this commitment, those who are uninsured will remain that way. At least as the system works now.