$109 million plus 99 million in stock options!!!! This was in 2009. More recently Blue Cross parent company CEO made $12 million plus. State wide CEOS of Blue Cross and Blue Shield do not do as well but they are doing fine $600,000 plus.
To me and most sane American citizens, this is obscene when health care dollars are spent not on health care, but returned to the private health care company for salaries and return on shareholder's investment, Wall Street.
Private health care insurance companies should just die. They have and are still raping health care dollars for private gain.
We need all health care dollars spent on patients not Wall Street or CEO's.
And if we really wanted to save Medicare and Medicaid and solve our fiscal problems with the deficit, we would immediately go to a single-payer system with a government version of Blue Cross with all profits serving to prop up Medicare and Medicaid.
We do not have to have a deficit nor do we need to have private health care insurance companies.