Your Scumbag, Part 6
is Stephen J. Hemsley, CEO of
UnitedHealth Group. His compensation totaled only
$3.2 million in 2008
but was $13 million in 2007.
UnitedHealth Group has been one of the most active
companies resisting health care reform, even advising
their employees to attend and disrupt the many
town hall meetings around the country using a list
of company-supplied talking points.
Conveniently enough, on August 25th, 2008, Keith
Olbermann offered an expose on UnitedHealth Group's
It can be seen here on
know about This American Life, don't you? The
wonderful NPR radio program that looks at, well, everything? Their
program on the banking meltdown laid it all out in a way
no other program has done since.
Last week's episode concerned health care and it's definitely
worth a listen. You can find the podcast here.
while it's hot, and free.