Sunday, December 9, 2007

Wonder about our health care problems?

Well, maybe blind greed figures prominently in the messed-up health care system we have.
Dec. 7 (Bloomberg) -- UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s former Chief Executive Officer William W. McGuire will keep more than $800 million in stock options after repaying over $600 million because of a backdating scandal.

Read the entire story here. That's four-fifths of a billion dollars the guy is keeping. I had a moment when I paid in Argentina the equivalent of $3.75 for a month's supply of blood-pressure medicine that costs about $60 here. I filched the link from James Kunstler.

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