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Iowa senator is asking questions legislators should have raised.
If U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley goes back to, say 2003. The Minnesota Taxpayers could be on the hook for $10+ (Billion).
Must be election time. In 2010, Republican Chuck Grassley was busy warning us all about the "Death Panels" in the President's health care plan. No reason to suspect Republican political motives in your attack on a state with a Democratic Governor, though, is there Chuck?
Wasn't the former CEO of HealthPartners Minnesota's highest paid individual for several years and didn't he get caught up in the back dating of stock options a few years ago? How can these outfits with high paid executives be non-profits? Almost makes me (a Republican who does not follow Rush and the other Pied Pipers over the cliff) say the heck with it lets go to a single payer system.
"Wasn't the former CEO of HealthPartners Minnesota's highest paid individual for several years and didn't he get caught up in the back dating of stock options a few years ago" == No, that was William McGuire, former CEO at the for-profit UnitedHealth Group. Unlike UHG, HealthPartners is non-profit there are no stock options for the CEO to backdate.
Being a non-profit in an insurance industry is a pretty tough thing to do. They're forced to set a premium and somehow magically predict the outlays for a given year. A lot of non-profit organizations like this end up burning the remaining money at the end of the year on bonuses and other frivolous assets. MN should be glad to have a partner that gives the remaining money back to the state. If Grassley wants to ensure that he's not overpaying, then the best guarantee for that is self-insurance which in this case would be single payer.
Why does Metropolitan Health Plan get a pass?
Demonize the poor by alleging fraud. Keep that gasbag down in Iowa.
"Iowa senator is asking questions legislators should have raised."
Not one Democrat read the bill and was not interested in asking question. This was a shoot first and ask question later bill rammed down our throats.
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