* United Health Group
CEO: William W McGuire
2005: 124.8 mil
5-year: 342 mil
* Caremark Rx
CEO: Edwin M Crawford
2005: 77.9 mil
5-year: 93.6 mil
* Abbott Lab
CEO: Miles White
2005: 26.2 mil Read more about How much do health insurance parasites cost?
One possible solution I would offer to you - this could save a lot of money - is just get rid of the sick people!
Dr Richter is being totally snarky, of course, but her point is that while only a few of us are ever expensively sick, we all expect the hospitals and doctors and nurses to be there when something bad happens to us. Read more about One possible solution I would offer to you - this could save a lot of money - is just get rid of the sick people!
Caro at Make Them Accountable * has this tidbit in a great aggregation of healthcare related news items, ranging from economists' takes to this from Jake Tapper about Gibbs' written statement declaring WH independence from Kennedy's bill:
"This is not the Administration’s bill," White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said in a statement following the Congressional Budget Office's analysis of Sen. Ted Kennedy's health care reform legislation, "and it's not even the final Senate Committee bill."
If you can't take time off from work, see if you can get a lunch time appointment, assuming your office is near your representative's office. Ask them to support single payer. In person visits are the gold standard of citizen action. Read more about Action Alert: June 25th demonstration Washington DC
Washington — Teaching hospitals’ fears were realized this past weekend, when President Obama said he would cut subsidies to hospitals that treat large numbers of the uninsured to help finance a sweeping expansion of the nation’s health-care system.
These are the questions to ask yourselves. The announcement is, I believe, at noon. And now, RL does call. Read more about The baseline for Obama's announcement on financial regulatory reform, if any, today
Light posting today from me, RL calls. I'm delighted to find out that everything is on the table, except for what isn't, and everything is open and transparent, except when it's not.
That didn't take long. Read more about RL calls