Posted: April 19, 2012 at 8:08 am

Insurance Execs Welcome One of Their Own in Today’s GOP Primary Debate

Hope Rick Hill Isn't Laughing at one of Conrad Burns racist jokes.The insurance industry is hosting a GOP candidate debate in Helena today.  The event will give the insurance executives a chance to welcome one of their own.

Rick Hill currently listed as a member of the Board of one of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana’s  three subsidiaries, an insurance business services company called Health-e-Web Inc. [screenshot] Rick Hill was also a recent member of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana Board of Directers.

The insurance execs will get a chance to mingle with the GOP candidates without a lot of annoying working people, since they smartly  scheduled the event for 1:30-3:30 p.m. when most people that have to work for a living are doing so.

20 comments

  1. Montana Right

    I wonder if people know that health insurance companies have experienced dramatically higher stock values since Obamacare, as you now call it, has passed.

    United Health Group UNH sold for $17/ share in 2008 and now goes for$55 a share. Humana, HUM, was selling at $84 in 2008 and now sells at $90.

    These increases are due to the individual mandate, analysts say.

  2. Moorcat

    Anyone that thought that insurance companies wouldn’t make bank on the passage of the ACA as written was an idiot. Of course they made bank. Hell, all I had to do was look at how much my insurance premiums went up and how many services they cut from our plan.

    The problem with the ACA (vs say Romneycare or the German model it is based on) is that the Federal Government can’t regulate insurance companies. Only the states can do that and only to the insurance companies within that state. Romneycare was passed in a state that already regulates their insurance companies pretty tightly and the Romneycare bill contained even more regulations. German regulates their insurance companies even more. That is why their system works.

    In the American society of “take everything you can get and then take a little more”, it was assinine to think that the insurance companies wouldn’t hedge thier bet by charging what the market would bare and then charging a little more. Expect it to get a LOT worse before it gets better.

  3. Norma Duffy AKA ILIKEWOODS

    Holy Crap! This is horrible! Man do we have a lot of work to do to keep us from the evils of ALEC!!!!!!

  4. 007

    I’m here in the room. Lotta’ back slappin’ and guffas going on right now as we wait for the..er…excitement to commence.

  5. Max Bucks

    Such a shame “most people that have to work for a living” could not attend the meeting. But based on the comment times, above, it looks like they were not working, anyway.

    007 (clever name!) might be the exception. However, it seems the meeting’s content escaped him.

      • Max Bucks

        I do not analyze politicians and their politics. That is the preoccupation of the little people who still have dreams of being released from serfdom by some almighty savior. I am, however, interested in the cultural, historical, and philosophical underpinnings of political movements.

        Do you have something against the working class, such as the people who work at Wal-Mart? Why are you making fun of the honest work they do? Or is it just because they are honest people?

        • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers

          MORON ALERT!!!! Too funny! What Max Butts DOESN’T do! bhahahahahahahaa!

          “I do not analyze politicians and their politics. That is the preoccupation of the little people who still have dreams of being released from serfdom by some almighty savior”

          BTW, Putz, is it still swollen???

          BWHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!

          Max Putz. The absolute FUNNIEST troll out there!

          • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers

            In CASE you missed it, why Max Butts HATES women!

            True story. Why Max Putz hates all women and especially LEZZIES! Don’t be mad at the little fella. PITY him! (the following is a true story as told by the characters involved)

            Nurses aren’t supposed to laugh…

            Max scheduled an appointment at the clinic for a very, very personal problem, but was hesitant to state what it was to the nurse taking his info. We pick up the conversation in the examination room:

            “Of course I won’t laugh,” said the nurse.

            “I’m a professional. In over twenty years I’ve never laughed at a patient.”

            “Okay then,” said Max Putz, and he proceeded to drop his trousers, revealing the smallest male part the nurse had ever seen. In length and width was almost identical to a AA battery.

            Unable to control herself, the nurse tried to stop a giggle, but it just came out. Then she started laughing at the fact that she was laughing.

            Feeling very badly that she had laughed at Max’s tiny peeny, she composed herself as well as she could.

            “I’m so sorry,” she said…”I don’t know what came over me. On my honor as a nurse and a lady, I promise that won’t happen again. Now tell me, what seems to be the problem?”

            “It’s swollen,” Max replied.

            She ran out of the room.