Posted on January 30, 2012

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The Fifth Column

It looks like Rick Santorum will have to weather this nasty brewing storm.  Will his candidacy survive?  I doubt it, but you be the judge…

Huffington Post

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who announced his bid for president Monday, has spent the past four years serving on the board of Universal Health Services Inc. (UHS), one of the country’s largest and most troubled hospital chains.

It turns out Santorum may have had a more personal stake in railing against President Barack Obama’s signature health care legislation and beating the drum for less government intrusion in our health care system. Both federal and state officials have routinely cited UHS for a seemingly endless number of violations, ranging from Medicaid fraud to patient neglect and abuse. Investigations have uncovered everything from riots to rape to homicide at UHS facilities.

During Santorum’s tenure on the UHS board, state documents and court records show, patients…

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