Skip to comments.Michelle Obama's Patient-Dumping Scheme
Posted on 07/22/2009 1:27:33 PM PDT by JosephSmithNAW
The First Lady helped create a notorious program that dumped poor patients on community hospitals, yet the national media ignore the story. Imagine if her husband were a Republican.
The University of Chicago Medical Center has received a good deal of justly opprobrious press over its policy of "redirecting" low-income patients to community hospitals while reserving its own beds for well-heeled patients requiring highly profitable procedures. Substantial coverage was given to a recent indictment of the program by the American College of Emergency Physicians. ACEP's president, Dr. Nick Jouriles, released a statement suggesting that the initiative comes "dangerously close to patient dumping,' a practice made illegal by the Emergency Medical Labor and Treatment Act, and reflected an effort to cherry pick' wealthy patients over poor."
Oddly absent from most of the unflattering press coverage of UCMC's patient-dumping scheme is any mention of the role our new First Lady played in devising the program. A laudable exception has been the Chicago Sun-Times, which reported last August that "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."
On the rare occasions when other "news" media have bothered to connect the Urban Health Initiative to its glamorous creator, they have attempted to whitewash this tawdry program. Typical of such disingenuous coverage was a story in the Washington Post, which described it as "an innovative program to steer the patients to existing neighborhood clinics."
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I’m glad to see this again.... the obamanation crowd has done it’s best to bury this..... but it needs to get out there....
Sounds like this reporter may be a candidate to be ordered to the White House for a talk with Sir Hopenchange!
This is an Outrageous Action Michelle HUSSEIN Foisted on the Poor Patients of Chicago when she believed No One would see! The Media has hidden this Outrage! It is far Worse than Waterboarding three of the Worst of the Worst Mass Murderers in All of History!!! FAR, FAR WORSE!!!!!!!!!
This NEEDS to be brought to the forefront by our side. Angry Michelle has much higher negatives than even Waterloo
One of the most important things to remember about Obamacare, is that it isnt reform. It is merely an expansion of current government programs combined with the creation of new federal bureaucracies such as:
The Health Choices Administration
The Public Health Investment Fund
The Health Insurance Exchange Trust Fund
The Bureau of Health Information
The Office of Minority Health
The Health Care Program Integrity Coordinating Council
The National Health Care Workforce Commission
And, dont forget, these new hives of government drones will be separate from the vast federal bureaucracies that already meddle with, and muck up, the health care system: Michelle Malkin lists some of these:
The Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
The Veterans Health Administration
The Indian Health Service.
Obamacare, in other words, is about to add several legions to the destructive army of apparatchiks the federal government has already unleashed on the U.S. health care system.
Can anyone be stupid enough to believe this will make health care more efficient?
Blago apparently wanted the same deal for Patty as Barry got for Michelle-Omarosa, that is, a do-nothing 6-figure hack job somewhere.
So when Obamacare is running our hospitals, can we dump our poor patients on Canada?
Sounds like a deal eh!
Freepers on top of it:
This was just covered by Hannity on Fox!
The 0bama’s are corrupt, hateful, racist!
Im glad to see this again.... the obamanation crowd has done its best to bury this..... but it needs to get out there.
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