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Betting on Health Care Reform

Filed in The Uninsured by on March 6, 2010 0 Comments
Betting on Health Care Reform
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At least investors think health care reform will be happening some time soon.  The Wall Street Journal reported that managed care stocks fell after Obama asked Congress to take an up or down vote Wednesday afternoon.  It might be wishful thinking (or dreadful, depending on which way you look at it) for the investors who […]

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Why Angela Braly, CEO of the WellPoint Insurance Co., Deserves a Raise

Filed in Uncategorized by on February 9, 2010 8 Comments
Why Angela Braly, CEO of the WellPoint Insurance Co., Deserves a Raise
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Angela Braly, CEO of  health insurance giant WellPoint, deserves a raise. As regular readers of this column know, Ms. Braly did not make as much as Aetna’s Ronald A. Williams in 2008. In a post written back in May of 2009 I noted of Insurance Company CEO Total Compensation: Aetna’s Ronald Williams received $24,300,112 last […]

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Medical Expense for a Family of Four Rises

Filed in Uncategorized by on May 21, 2009 1 Comment
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Yesterday we took a look at Health Insurance CEO pay, and noted that Mr. Ronald Williams of Aetna made $467,309.85 per week in 2008, while Ms. Braly of Wellpoint was left to make ends meet on $189,311.76 per week, and Mr. Hemsley of United Health was forced to manage on  $62,327.73 per week (though one […]

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Is the Medicare Advantage Program Really Advantageous

Filed in Medicare by on January 15, 2009 3 Comments
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CQ Politics reports that President-elect Obama is committed to the elimination of Medicare Advantage plans. Obama told ABC’s “This Week” that Medicare Advantage plans are an example of cost-cutting government initiatives that do not work. This is especially interesting in light of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ordering WellPoint to temporarily suspend enrollment […]

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