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Mr. and Mrs. Obama and Health Care Reform
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October 13, 2009, 01:55 AM
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Many on the left are displeased by both the effectiveness and content of Barack Obama`s leadership on health care finance reform. Where`s the Canadian-style single payer system? Is the public option in or out?

What`s almost never mentioned is that a large private medical institution, the University of Chicago Hospitals, invested heavily in influencing Obama`s mindset on this issue by employing his wife, back when he was the ranking Democrat on the Illinois Senate Health and Human Services committee, as their diversity outreach coordinator at a six figure salary. When Obama moved up to the U.S. Senate, his wife`s compensation was bumped all the way up to $317k. When she became First Lady and could no longer serve, the U of C Hospitals simply eliminated this previously crucial position.

Funny how you never hear much about that from the left ...