Wednesday, September 21, 2011

How much more were patients at the University of Chicago Medical Center charged for their care in order for UCMC to cover the $670,833 it paid to Eric Whitaker, an Obama crony who fills the incredibly important (/sarcasm) positions of 'executive vice president for strategic affiliations' and 'associate dean for community-based research'?

And presuming that Whitaker isn't the exception at UCMC, how much less would patients have to pay for medical care if UCMC got rid of the other padded positions?

And, presuming UCMC isn't the exception, how many millions upon millions of dollars could patients be saving on their health care bills if hospitals nationwide simply got rid of these payoffs to the friends (and spouses) of politically influencial legislators?