The contrast is made all the more stark when we're told that one-quarter of Hemsley's daily earnings would fully cover Isabella's treatment; two-and-a-half minutes of Hemsley's pay would fully cover Dylan's treatment; and one hour of Hemsley's pay would cover 20 months of Holly's medication. Hemsley's salary is $3.2 million; the total value of his stock options is over $744 million.
United HealthGroup, along with all other private insurance agencies, have a financial interest in denying coverage. That's how the industry's shareholders and CEOs are able to rake in such huge earnings–and why they're lobbying against health care reform. All arguments for the exclusively privatized system we have now are ultimately smokescreens for the industry's sky-rocketing profits.
Dylan's mother, Joanna Joshua, put it best: "To live in a society that would allow the CEO and higher executives of United HealthCare to make three quarters of a billion in stock–it's disgusting. ...Stephen Hemsley, how do you sleep at night?" Watch: