Friday, June 19, 2009

Health care, Michelle Obama style

The University of Chicago Medical Center "receives lucrative tax breaks in exchange for providing charity care."

In 2007, however, the hospital spent only 1.3 percent on the poor, significantly below the amount spent by other hospitals in the area.

But the plot thickens.
Mrs. Obama helped engineer the plan to offload low-income patients with non-urgent health needs. Under the Orwellian banner of an "Urban Health Initiative," Mrs. Obama sold the scheme to outsource low-income care to other facilities as a way to "dramatically improve healthcare for thousands of South Side residents."

In truth, it was old-fashioned cost-cutting and favor-trading repackaged as minority aid. Clearing out the poor freed up room for insured (i.e., more lucrative) patients.
Read the entire story by Michell Malkin at OneNewsNow and ask yourself: Do you really want the Obamas in charge of your health care?

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