Map of life expectancy at birth from Global Education Project.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Tip o' the hat to Dr. Rick, this web site gives the compensation of health insurance CEOs. A small sample:

Edward Hanway
Five-Year Compensation, as of April 30, 2008 (Forbes)
$120.51 million
Total Value of Unexercised Stock Options (Forbes)
Value of New Jersey Beach Home (Cape May County Assessor)
The family of a 17-year-old girl who died hours after CIGNA reversed a decision and said it would pay for a liver transplant plans to sue the company, their attorney said Friday.
Hundreds of entertainment industry workers in California and New Jersey who buy health insurance as a group are being hit with a rate increase that will raise some family-plan premiums to more than $44,000 a year.

These are the people the benighted souls who show up at town hall meetings shrieking about "socialism" (or "fascism," not that they know the difference) are protecting. They perform no socially useful function at all. They are parasites. Tapeworms.

1 comment:

Bix said...

This was a difficult post to read.