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  •  In your example, the insurance companies (11+ / 0-)

    are competing with each other to devise new and more innovative ways to deny treatment for the conditions you describe.  

    After all, the whole point of medical care is to maximize the profits of those who manage payment to doctors and hospitals, amirite?

    "When I was an alien, cultures weren't opinions" ~ Kurt Cobain, Territorial Pissings

    by Subterranean on Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 06:34:44 PM PDT

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    •  Skimming off each and every medical payment. (3+ / 0-)
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      Creosote, caul, SadieSue

      Every transaction between a patient and a medical care provider is being skimmed by an insurance company. Fucking immoral. Should be illegal.

      This better be good. Because it is not going away.

      by DerAmi on Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 10:42:39 PM PDT

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    •  United Health Care Executive Pay (2+ / 0-)
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      DerAmi, Lefty Coaster

      This is so wrong in so many ways.  These "executives" will live lavish lives off of the suffering of America's injured, sick, and dying people.


      Tracking the pay of Minnesota’s business leaders

      Stephen Hemsley - 2012


      UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH)

      Headquarters: Minnetonka
      Business: Health insurer
      Total pay

      2012: $13.89 million, up 3.7 percent

      Base salary

      2012: $1.3 million

      2012: None

      Stock awards
      2012: $7 million
      Option awards
      2012: None

      Incentive pay
      2012: $5.3 million (because $8.3 million isn't enough, me)

      Other compensation
      2012: $287,000


      Total compensation for other highly-compensated UHC executives:

      David Wichmann, chief financial officer: $8.5 million

      Gail Boudreaux, CEO of UnitedHealthcare: $8.5 million

      Larry Renfro, CEO of Optum: $8.62 million,

      Lori Sweere, executive vice president of human capital: $4.47 million

      Anthony Welters, executive vice president: $7.41 million

      $50,000,000 pay for JUST these 5 United Health Care executives.

      Is this correct?  If there are 300,000,000 people in USA, each of us, every man, woman, and child would contribute $6 a year to pay these 5 executives.

      Talk about wealth transfer....

      It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

      by War on Error on Sun Sep 01, 2013 at 08:25:49 AM PDT

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