Friday, March 19, 2010

Health Care Horse Pucky

Take a look at the annual salaries of the CEOs who run the U.S. health care industry. These aren't stock option inclusions, these are their actual annual salaries. It makes me want to barf. I hope our new Health Care Reform plan goes after some of these big wigs and taxes them accordingly.

-Aetna, Ronald A. Williams: $24,300,112
-Cigna, H. Edward Hanway: $12,236,740
-Coventry, Dale Wolf: $9,047,469
-Health Net, Jay Gellert: $4,425,355
-Humana, Michael McCallister: $4,764,309
-U. Health Group, Stephen J. Hemsley: $3,241,042
-Wellpoint, Angela Braly: $9,844,212

I have no problem with people who are smart enough to make loads of money from an honest days work, or just plain lucky by being in the right place at the right time. My question is: How hard do they have to work, how smart do they have to be, and how many hours a day do they actually work to deserve that kind of money? Where is the balance? And how much does a person need to live comfortably?

What really gets my underwear in a bunch is the fact that in 2010 the health care agencies have contributed $49,769,801 to both the Democrat and Republican Parties for campaign funds. Now tell me how objective either side can be with this Health Care Reform Bill on the table. Let's see what shakes out with all this reform stuff. It should be interesting or just more horse pucky as usual.


lightly said...

and you never heard this from me,
but there is a reason there is so much horse pucky flying around health care, it seems that horse pucky cures dysentery, and we all know the leaders are just full of it.

Pam said...

lightly, you are so-o-o right! On the other hand, horse pucky also makes the flowers grow larger, prettier, and taller as well as big beefy flavorful tomatoes for grating into hot chicken curry.