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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Michelle Obama a patient dumper...

BY TIM NOVAK AND CHRIS FUSCO Staff Reporters


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.


http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/obama/1122691,CST-NWS-hosp23.article

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