How Are Disabled People Affected When COVID-19 Health Care Rationing Happens? : Consider This from NPR In an Oregon hospital, a disabled woman fought for her life as her friends and advocates pleaded for proper care. Her case raises the question: Are disabled lives equally valued during a pandemic?

NPR investigations correspondent Joseph Shapiro reports on what happened to Sarah McSweeney.

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When Hospitals Decide Who Deserves Treatment: NPR Investigates 'Denial Of Care'

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When Hospitals Decide Who Deserves Treatment: NPR Investigates 'Denial Of Care'

When Hospitals Decide Who Deserves Treatment: NPR Investigates 'Denial Of Care'

When Hospitals Decide Who Deserves Treatment: NPR Investigates 'Denial Of Care'

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Sarah McSweeney died at Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center in Oregon City, Ore., after spending three weeks there. Celeste Noche for NPR hide caption

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Sarah McSweeney died at Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center in Oregon City, Ore., after spending three weeks there.

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In an Oregon hospital, a disabled woman fought for her life as her friends and advocates pleaded for proper care. Her case raises the question: Are disabled lives equally valued during a pandemic?

NPR investigations correspondent Joseph Shapiro reports on what happened to Sarah McSweeney.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Brianna Scott, Lee Hale, Brent Baughman, and Monika Evstatieva. It was edited by Sami Yenigun with help from Wynne Davis and Joseph Shapiro. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.