After 60 years as a practicing physician, Dr. Quentin Young was looking forward to spending his retirement advocating for universal health care in the United States. But last week, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn tapped Young to fill the post of chairman of the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board. That's the board which in recent years gained notoriety as a vehicle for corruption in the hands of former member Stuart Levine and his friend Tony Rezko. Young is waiting on confirmation from the state senate but today he'll attend his first board meeting as an appointee. Music Button: Gianluca Petrella, "Stockholm 64", from the CD Indigo 4, (Blue Note records)NOTE:
After the broadcast, we learned that Dr. Young withdrew his name for the position because he has a minority interest in a doctor's office that owns property being leased to a health care system. Read more about the story.