Often the patients are not insured or have other financial issues, but it's unclear if that was the case in Baltimore.
"Come on and sit down," Baraka repeatedly says to the patient in the recording. "I'm going to call and get you some help."
a statement, the University of Maryland Medical Center said that they
"share the shock and disappointment of many who have viewed the video.
In the end we clearly failed to fulfill our mission with this patient."
man who recorded the video called 911, and says medics ended up taking
the patient back to the same hospital. Now a review is underway that
could lead to personnel action against the hospital employees involved.