CHICAGO, Illinois October 18, 2012 – Since his stroke earlier this year, many have had Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois in their prayers.
Having a stroke humanizes you; it makes you vulnerable.
My mother had a stroke about six years ago and I remember the nights of worry and the trying days helping her through her rehabilitation.
Having a stroke also insulates you from justifiable condemnation. But that period of insulation can only last so long – especially in politics.
A Chicago business newspaperreported this week that Kirk is flexing his political muscle to secure $150 million in federal loans for SimpleHX, an untested Chicago-based healthcare organization vying to establish Illinois’ first federally-mandated Obamacare co-op.
Earlier this summer, Illinois state GOP leaders helped push through Democrat legislation to implement Obamacare two years ahead of schedule in the cash-strapped state.
Read More at washingtontimes.com . By William Kelly.
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