Embattled Hospital Debt Collector Taps Politicians For Defense
Thu, 05/17/2012 - 09:35 EDT - NPR - National Public Radio (Business News)
Accretive Health, under fire for how it collects on health care debts, is fighting back. The company has lined up some political luminaries, including Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, to press its case.» E-Mail This» Add to Del.icio.us
The idea of playing by the rules is a tough concept to grasp for some politicians, particularly those with ties to the ever-corrupt city of Chicago. So when David Plouffe, Obama's former campaign manager and then Chief Policy Advisor for Uber, sent an email to Chicago's Mayor Rahm Emmanuel seeking assistance in fighting rules that would block Uber from picking up passengers at Chicago's airports, he probably thought his illegal lobbying efforts would go unnoticed.
On May 4th I wrote Beware, the Tax Man Has Eyes on You: Potential Hike for Illinoisans is Staggering.Six months ago, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel warned that without state legislation to modify the structure of police and fire pensions and implement a “smart funding formula,” Chicago property tax bills would “explode” in 2016. Today I report, the tax man hath arrived.
With the release of this video, we suggest anyone living in and around Chicago 'brace' for potential social unrest. The Chicago Police Department has released video footage of the officer-involved shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was struck 16 times during a confrontation with officers.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says a casino would significantly increase state revenue and create thousands of jobs. And state lawmakers agree — last month they approved a bill that would give Chicago a casino and add others around the state. But Gov. Pat Quinn says the proposed gambling expansion is "too much."» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us