Friday, April 22, 2011

UnitedHealth's 1Q profit climbs 13 percent

UnitedHealth's 1Q profit climbs 13 percent:
Rising profits, rising CEO pay, much via public tax funded programs. Is this what we want in health care payment reform? I guess it is what I'd want if I were a United Health investor or big shot manager. BUT.........................
(If link to article above doesn't work, try this.)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Ludicrous and Cruel -

Ludicrous and Cruel - Voodoo Economics -- mentions Medicare and health care costs and points out the added cost of the middle man if vouchers are put in requiring going to the private market. In case you reached your limit on viewing NYT articles or this link expires, the column can be viewed at this link.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Plain Talk: How corporate spin sets public agenda

Plain Talk: How corporate spin sets public agenda:
Great column on Potter's book.
An excerpt: "Specifically, “Deadly Spin” describes how the health insurance industry has been able to demonize any plan to improve health coverage for Americans, including so-called ObamaCare, which for the first time expands health coverage to millions of citizens who have had to go without in our terribly broken health system.
Potter insists that much of the vehement anti-health care reform rhetoric trumpeted by Republican politicians and “angry” tea partiers is being orchestrated and underwritten by for-profit insurance corporations. While those corporations assure consumers they really care about consumers’ health, the truth, according to Potter, is that millions die as a result of inadequate health care, and it’s all aimed at increasing profits."
If above link to article doesn't work, try this one.