This is nothing unusual whatsoever. Stuff like this happens many times a day, every day, in public hospitals all over the us. And patients with medicaid or with no insurance do not get delivered by amublances to private hospitals. They know the priv hosp just won't take such patients. A reporter decided to make news of it one day. Most of the time, reporters don't take any notice any more than hospital personnel take notice, or utility companies take notice when they shut of juice to people with oxygen pumps or whatever. Some of you would like to believe it is the exception to the rule, but it is not.
Note how both the 911 operator and the hospital just said this is someone else's problem to deal with; I've done my job. They both probably thought to themself, well its not my job but there is someone who will take care of the woman. And you, the public, do the same thing, when you pretend, and tell people, that if they just try a little harder and think more positive, they can get help, with health, housing, elect shut off, whatever it is. You are relinquishing reponsibility just the the 911 op and the hospital did. You are no better than they are.