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Obamas Created Program To Shun Poor Patients

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posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 08:48 PM
Wonder if this is a preview of how the national healthcare system will run if Obama does get elected?

University Of Chicago Medical Center Shunning Poor Patients?

Sen. Barack Obama's wife and three close advisers have been involved with a program at the University of Chicago Medical Center that steers patients who don't have private insurance -- primarily poor, black people -- to other health care facilities.

Michelle Obama -- currently on unpaid leave from her $317,000-a-year job as a vice president of the prestigious hospital -- helped create the program, which aims to find neighborhood doctors for low-income people who were flooding the emergency room for basic treatment. Hospital officials say such patients hinder their ability to focus on more critically ill patients in need of specialized care, such as cancer treatment and organ transplants.

Obama's buddy, Tony Rezko, is even involved in this.

Another Obama adviser and close friend, Dr. Eric Whitaker, took over the Urban Health Initiative when he was hired at U. of C. in October 2007. Whitaker previously had been director of the Illinois Department of Public Health. Obama has said he recommended Whitaker for the state job, giving his name to Tony Rezko, who helped Gov. Blagojevich assemble his Cabinet. Rezko, a former fund-raiser for Obama and Blagojevich, was convicted in June on federal corruption charges tied to state deals.

posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 08:51 PM
reply to post by CO Vet

Puhlease.... this is not "shunning" this is finding them care.

Don't even know why I read this forum anymore. Can't hope to get anything that isn't completely incorrect.

Even the charicature of him you have in your avatar is all wrong. It shows him as short, when he is actually quite tall.

[edit on 25-8-2008 by Quazga]


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