The salaries of the highest paid health insurance CEOs:

* Ron Williams - Aetna - Total Compensation: $24,300,112.
* H. Edward Hanway - CIGNA - Total Compensation: $12,236,740.
* Angela Braly - WellPoint - Total Compensation: $9,844,212.
* Dale Wolf - Coventry Health Care - Total Compensation: $9,047,469.
* Michael Neidorff - Centene - Total Compensation: $8,774,483.
* James Carlson - AMERIGROUP - Total Compensation: $5,292,546.
* Michael McCallister - Humana - Total Compensation: $4,764,309.
* Jay Gellert - Health Net - Total Compensation: $4,425,355.
* Richard Barasch - Universal American - Total Compensation: $3,503,702.
* Stephen Hemsley - UnitedHealth Group - Total Compensation: $3,241,042.

They're pulling down this much cash while randomly hiking your rates and denying you the coverage you paid for. Hell, they won't even let me have coverage unless I agree to be financially raped (preexisting back injury) -- and even then, there's no guarantee that they wouldn't randomly decide not to pay out on a claim. Crooks. Every last one of them.

In a larger sense, this isn't some sort of abstract financial or political concept we're dealing with here. This is our health -- our lives. And it's being denied by a system designed solely around turning a profit by any means necessary.