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Obamacare causing shut down of Catholic hospitals in PA October 11, 2010

Posted by Tantumblogo in foolishness, General Catholic, scandals.
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Catholic Vote, via the American Spectator, is reporting that 3 Pennsylvania Catholic hospitals are closing due to Obamacare.  The crux of the matter is potential lack of funding and pressure to perform medical procedures that are at odds with Catholic moral doctrine.   The CEO of the hospitals is stating that Obamacare is definitely responsible for their shutdown.  There is evidence that our favorite female religious, Sr. Carol Keehan, has been pressuring him, and other officials at the hospitals, into changing their story and claiming that Obamacare is absolutely not responsible for their closure.   In a memo released denying that the sale of these hospitals has had anything to do with Obamacare, Sr. Keehan attacks claims that Obamacare had an influence as “politically motivated” and insinuates dark, sinister motives on that most convenient of punching bags, blogs (meaning, ordinary Catholics). It appears she was successfully in pressuring the CEO to change his tune – he is now issuing statements that read almost verbatim with Keehan’s.

Oh, one final thing – remember Bart Stupak?  The Michigan congressman who held up Obamacare for months over its lack of protection against abortion funding, and then abruptly caved.  We also know that a letter from “nuns” was sent to various “pro-life” democrat congressmen, and after receipt of that letter, many quickly switched their votes in support of Obamacare.  Stupak received such a letter.  It wasn’t signed by “nuns,” it was signed by a “nun,” as in singular (she’s actually not a nun, she’s a female religious).  The religious?  Sister Carol Keehan. 

Anyone think that, perhaps, Sr. Keehan has a great emotional and career investment in Obamacare and how it is perceived?  Anyone else find it odd that a Catholic religious would be a high powered, high pressure lobbyist?

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