Earthquake Proofing Hospitals

To meet a recent state law, all California hospitals must be made earthquake safe by the year 2030. The problem is 75-percent of the hospitals need work and the estimated price tag is 26-billion dollars. With two-thirds of the state's hospitals already operating in the red they're looking to the state and federal governments to help pay for the retrofitting. Kathy McAnally reports.

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