You are a city council member for a distant suburb of Gotham City, New York. Your suburb does not have its own hospital; in fact, the nearest hospital is 20 miles away. Last week, two competing health care systems both approached the city council about building a hospital within city limits. The city council chairperson has called for a special meeting to discuss these proposals. She is asking all members to do some research and submit a written summary of what ethical, legal, regulatory, and moral factors must be considered by the city council.
What is the one most important legal, regulatory, or ethical factor you think should be discussed in the meeting?