Sr. Carol Keehan, president of the Catholic Health Association, has been a frequent guest at the Obama White House. Visitor logs just released reveal that Sr. Keehan visited the White House 15 times since the beginning of the present administration. However, on seven occasions, Sr. Keehan met with President Obama himself -- that's a remarkable level of access. It reflects Sr. Carol's importance in the eyes of the administration in both passing the health care bill and controlling the ongoing health care debate. InsideCatholic
Due to the Obama-Keehan health care agreement, Catholic seniors just might be sleeping in their cars. (JK)
Nursing home closures:
St. Paul-based Franciscan Health Community said it will close its St. Mary's Home in Highland Park because of financial challenges that officials say span the nursing home industry. "This was an extremely difficult decision to make, but the current model of care is no longer viable given changes in health care funding combined with the costly improvements needed to our 74-year-old facility," Stanislav said. - Story here.