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Healthcare co-ops reveal radical connections
Chris Woodward - OneNewsNow - 2/25/2012 3:40:00 AM
There is more to be learned about the healthcare cooperatives getting money from the Obama administration to compete in the new state-run insurance exchanges, according to Rick Manning of Americans for Limited Government.
The group began looking into the co-ops after the Journal Sentinel in Milwaukee reported that a Wisconsin organization getting money is affiliated with the late community organizer Saul Alinsky, author of Rules for Radicals.
"A lot of them have very strong Democratic Party connections," says Manning. "The one in Montana, for instance, has a former Democratic Party elected official as one of its three board of directors members."
As for the New York-based Freelancers Health Service Corporation, which is receiving funds along with co-ops in New Jersey and Oregon, those organizations provide insurance to people who are freelance workers.
"So they at least do have a healthcare background," the ALG rep says. "The interesting thing that made the Wisconsin one stick out is the group they gave the money to didn't even exist until August 2011 and clearly was created simply to get this grant."
But regardless of when an organization was created, Manning says it is no secret that the Obama administration has great affinity for Alinsky and his philosophy.
"The Alinsky group there in Wisconsin is receiving $56 million to be able to set up a healthcare co-op that would not actually have to provide any services until January 1, 2014," he adds.
"It seems rather suspicious that $56 million would be pumped into an Alinsky-affiliated group in Wisconsin where you have a lot of political controversy, where you have a governor -- there is an effort to recall him -- and you have a swing state that may determine the presidency."
The Obama administration is awarding loans totaling more than $638 million. Loans are based on population, meaning the organization in Wisconsin is receiving less money than the New York cooperative, but more money than the one in Montana.