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Here is some Health Care Insurance Companies information collected by Democratic Talk Radio co-host Walt Garvin

12.22.09

Here is some Health Care Insurance Companies information collected by Democratic Talk Radio co-host Walt Garvin.

” Last night we discussed Health Care Insurance companies!
Here are the facts regarding the current status of America’s top Health Care Insurance Companies:

UnitedHealth Group had revenues of $21.7 billion in the third quarter of this year, an increase from last year’s $20.16 billion third-quarter revenues.
- Net earnings for UNH for the third-quarter of 2009 were $1.03 billion, up from $920 million in Q3 2008.

Aetna had revenues of $8.7 billion for the third quarter of 2009, an increase from last year’s $7.6 billion in the third quarter.
- Overall net earnings for Aetna in Q3 2009 were up 18 percent from Q3 2008.

Humana reported total revenues of $7.7 billion in the third quarter of 2009, an increase from $7.14 billion last year at this time.
- Net earnings per share for Q3 2009 were up 63 percent from Q3 2008
- Overall net income for Q3 2009 were up nearly 65 percent compared with this time last year.

AFLAC Q3 2009 revenues rose to $4.5 billion during the third quarter, a 22.6 percent increase from $3.6 billion last year at this time.
- Net earnings per share for Q3 2009 were up 266.7 percent from last year’s $.21 per share.
- Overall net earnings for Q3 2009 totaled 363 million, a 263.1 percent increase from $100 million in Q3 last year.

WellPoint had revenues of $15.4 billion in the third quarter of this year, an increase from last year’s $14.9 billion in third-quarter revenues.

Health Net reported revenues for Q3 2009 of $3.9 billion, an increase from $3.8 billion a year ago.

Read ‘em and weep (for American consumers)!

Walt”

Pennsylvania Progressive: PA AFL-CIO Calls Out Dems on Taxing Health

12.22.09

Pennsylvania Progressive: PA AFL-CIO Calls Out Dems on Taxing Health

http://www.thepennsylvaniaprogressive.com/diary/2007/pa-aflcio-calls-out-dems-on-taxing-health-benefits

Written by one of the Democratic Talk Radio co-hosts John Morgan on his Pennsylvania Progressive site.

In solidarity,

Stephen Crockett

Host, Democratic Talk Radio
Editor, Mid-Atlantic Labor.com

Carhaul campaign makes progress at GM

12.22.09

Carhaul campaign makes progress at GM

http://www.teamsters355.com/index.cfm?zone=/unionactive/view_article.cfm&HomeID=147618

Cross-posted from www.Teamsters.org - Discussions between Teamster leaders and executives with GM have resulted in a commitment from the automaker to protect existing Teamster jobs, and further talks are planned to discuss future carhaul work at GM that union members have traditionally done.

“This is a significant development, but more discussions need to occur to make sure more work at GM is done by Teamster carhaulers,” said Fred Zuckerman, Director of the Teamsters Carhaul Division.

Based on the progress at GM, the Teamsters are suspending campaign activities at GM until further notice with the expectation that a final settlement will be reached in the immediate future.

The union’s campaign to save Teamster jobs in the carhaul industry continues at Chrysler and Toyota. Chrysler has not shown the same willingness as GM and Ford to discuss saving Teamster jobs with the union, and Toyota is now making threats to move Teamster carhaul work to non-union carriers.

Zuckerman praised the United Auto Workers (UAW) for its help and support on this issue with the Big Three automakers.

“I also want to thank all the Teamster carhaulers and Teamster members who have helped this campaign. We are making progress but our work is not done,” Zuckerman said.