Monday, August 25, 2008

Michelle Obama Helps Hospital Shun Uninsured Poor People

There is an interesting story in the Chicago Sun Times to keep in the back of your mind as Michelle Obama speaks tonight at the Democrat Convention. The Obamas have positioned themselves as the champions of the poor and all those that can't afford health insurance.

The Chicago Sun-Times Reports:

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,....

Obama's top political strategist, David Axelrod, co-owns the firm, ASK Public Strategies, that was hired by the hospital last year to sell the program -- called the Urban Health Initiative

The story was published over the weekend but "Good Morning America" didn't thinks it was important enough to report in their "puff piece" on Michell Obama on today's show.

To read the rest of the news story click on the title for a link.