Emanuel Accuses Aldermen Of Putting Politics Ahead Of Health Care Access

Emanuel Accuses Aldermen Of Putting Politics Ahead Of Health Care Access

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel faced rare dissent Wednesday when the City Council approved a $5.5 million city subsidy to a Catholic hospital system. Some aldermen argued Presence Health doesn’t deserve taxpayer money because it restricts access to birth control and abortions. Eighteen aldermen against the deal. But Emanuel accused them of playing politics ahead of next year’s elections. He said the City Council has approved similar deals in the past.