One of the many significant issues related to your nomination that remains unresolved is the potential for conflicts arising from donors to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), the organization you founded and led a Chief Executive Officer. The public has the right to know whether the numerous and significant policy decisions that you make are vulnerable to these potential conflicts of financial interest.More importantly, Mr. Grassley asks:
In addition, please indicate whether IHI continues to provide benefits to you and your family including health care coverage as indicated in IHI's audited financial statement.Imagine a cook not eating at his own restaurant.
Imagine an auto mechanic not taking his car to his own shop.
Imagine a hospital administrator not receiving care in his own hospital.
And yet the American people are to receive care in a system where it's own directors, tasked with making literally life and death decisions on their behalf, are exempt from receiving care in the same system.
Reference: IHI's 2009 Federal Tax Form 990.