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secondwind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 04:36 PM
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The CEO of United Health makes $102,000 an hour..........


just sayin'.

WE NEED REFORM NOW! PERIOD.

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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 04:40 PM
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1. Gee, I wonder what he does for that. Oh, yeah, make profits for shareholders.
We need more shareholder-profitable healthcare in America!
:sarcasm:
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shirlden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 05:40 PM
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6. Not really
Shareholders would make bigger profits if he had less pay coming out of the profit pot. Have not figured out why shareholders are not screaming................
But then, there isn't much I can figure out anymore.


:crazy:
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 01:12 PM
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12. I think he can deny more claims than annual exec salaries. It's not like there's oversight. nt
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 04:45 PM
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2. Here's a good report
Why Is a Public Insurance Plan an Important Part of Health Reform?

In 2008, executives of these companies were compensated millions of dollars in salaries, stock options, and fringe benefits. That year, CEO compensation for these companies ranged from $3 million to $24 million.


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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 04:46 PM
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3. Yes but does he get good health benefits? nm
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BanzaiBonnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 04:54 PM
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4. Two healthy, twenty-something LaRouche fan boys
sitting behind us in a town hall responded to that with :sarcasm: , "Well then, let's just all go break into his house and steal his money."
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knitter4democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 04:56 PM
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5. And that insurance company is a bear to deal with.
I'm glad that the ex is back with Blue Cross/Blue Shield--they're actually better in our state and easier to deal with. United Healthcare is anything but united with their clients or healthcare for their clients. Grrr.
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quantass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 05:55 PM
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7. But the Media will NEVER tell you that
If the public knew surely they would be upset since that could go to providing better healthcare for them instead of rejection letters. But will the MSM ever report that? NEVER!

Wow so the end of a tireing, very hard workday of photocopying more rejection letters he goes home with nearly a $Million in hand...Well done...A Job Well Done!
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XOKCowboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 05:57 PM
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8. Didn't he also admit that he would get denied health insurance by his own company
Because he's a cancer survivor? One of the benevolent insurance company CEO's admitted that in front of Congress. It's the height of hypocrisy.
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 06:47 PM
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9. I'm a teacher. You need to show your work...division problem.
I think you're off by a factor of ten, but I'm not sure because I don't know what data you're using.

I found this:

"Here are the 2008 salaries of the CEOs at the top healthcare companies: Aetna - $23 million, Cigna - $30 million, Medco - $21 million, Humana - $20 million, United Health Group - $13 million, Wellpoint - $9 million, Coventry Healthcare - $20 million. To be clear, this total of $136 million dollars covers the salaries for one year of just seven CEOs."

20,000,000.00 divided by 2000 hours a year = $10,000.00, a vulgar sum but one-tenth of the figure in your subject line.

Unless the CEO earns a really disturbing $200,000,000.00/year.

:shrug:
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Rebubula Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 04:54 PM
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18. Shhh...
...no one needs your facts when outrage can be sown with falsehoods.

Lot of that coming down on both sides as of late.
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:15 PM
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10. So he makes 20 grand pulling his pud in the shower???
Man, that's fucked up.

How much does he earn picking his nose??
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salguine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:42 PM
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11. Reform, my ass...we need this:
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ksoze Donating Member (635 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 01:28 PM
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13. Attacking CEO pay is not as efficient as fighting the quality of the service delivered
CEO pay in general across the board has been out of whack and the market will take care of that - the issue is not how much they are paid, but the state of the services and costs they supply. I think an attack that pushes too much on regulating business executive pay will only lose support from those who want HC reform, but also believe in free markets.

If the HC companies soon have competition, lower costs to the consumer and operate in a new world of no pre-existing conditions, portability and working alongside a public option, then the CEO pay will adjust to meet the market. If they can do all that and then still pay a CEO big bucks, go for it.
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joeglow3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 01:29 PM
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14. I show he makes $1,558.19 an hour
Based on a 2,080 hour work year. Now, this is still too much, but am wondering if I missed something on this MUCH larger amount. If so, PLEASE give me a link and there is a LOT I could do with that.

http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/story/unitedhealth-grou...

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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 02:04 PM
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15. that almost makes it worth riding the company limo to work
every afternoon just before the golf match.
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debbierlus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 02:46 PM
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16. And, many DU'ers stand united to hand them a huge victoy with no real reform

Mindlessly chanting 'public option' when no public option exists in any of the bills written which would actually provide any competition with the health insurance industry...

And, they join together to recommend posts on actual reform - single payer.

It is the twilight zone in here.
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moondust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 04:36 PM
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17. Yes but he's holding up the sky.
Didn't you know that? Sheesh! It's a steal to get him that cheap!

:sarcasm:
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 04:59 PM
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19. But, but, but, "we want FREEDOM!!!"
Just recalling the chant of the healthcare protesters that gathered at my Congressman's office last weekend.
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