"They’ll be jobs building the wind turbines and solar panels and fuel-efficient cars that will lower our dependence on foreign oil and modernizing our costly health care system that will save us billions of dollars and countless lives.""Modernizing" our costly health care system?
- President Barack Obama's First Press Conference, 9 February 2009
Here's a small sampling of our health care system that needs modernizing, right here in the Chicago metro area:
You decide, is our health care system in desperate need of modernization or is this just self-stimulatory behavior?
Prentice Women's Hosptial, Northwestern University Hosptial, Chicago, IL
Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
University of Chicago Medical Center, and Children's Hospital, Chicago, IL
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Sherman Hospital, Elgin, IL
Edward Hosptial and Health Services, Naperville, IL
"We find ourselves in a rare moment where the citizens of our country and all countries are watching and waiting for us to lead. It’s a responsibility that this generation did not ask for, but one that we must accept for the future of our children and our grandchildren.
The strongest democracies flourish from frequent and lively debate, but they endure when people of every background and belief find a way to set aside smaller differences in service of a greater purpose. That’s the test facing the United States of America in this winter of our hardship, and it is our duty as leaders and citizens to stay true to that purpose in the weeks and months ahead."
- President Barack Obama, 9 Feb 2009