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Catholic hospital chief rebuked for statement questioning Obama health-care system

October 12, 2010

In Scranton, Pennsylvania, when a Catholic health-care system that includes three hospitals was put up for sale, the chief executive said that the financial conditions prompting the sale were “absolutely” connected to the implementation of President Obama’s sweeping health-care reform plan. That statement drew a sharp reaction from Sister Carol Keehan, the president of the Catholic Health Association and a leading advocate of the Obama plan. An American Spectator report sees an effort to stifle criticism of the health-care reform.


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