Let's play connect the health-care dots with Rick Santorum, former Pennsylvania senator and current Republican presidential candidate.
Dot No. 1: As you might have read Thursday in the Inquirer or on colleague Tom Fitzgerald's Big Tent blog, Santorum applauded the decision of a Pennsylvania federal district judge, who ruled that the insurance mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act was unconstitutional. Santorum also chided GOP rival Rick Perry for once-upon-a-time embracing a form of universal health care, whereas Santorum has been consistent in thinking that government involvement in health care is generally a bad thing.
Dot No. 2: As you might have read in June in the Inquirer or on colleague Joe DiStefano's PhillyDeals blog, Santorum resigned from the board of directors of Universal Health Services, the King of Prussia-based for-profit hospital chain, near the time he announced he was running for president.
Dot No. 3: In 2010, Santorum was paid $168,069 in cash and stock by Universal Health Services to serve on it's board of directors. The amount is on page 53 of the company's April proxy filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The link to the filing is here.