UnitedHealth: Dr. McGuyire got caught with his thumb on the scale.


"UnitedHealth, one of the nation’s two largest health insurers, also dismissed its general counsel and a member of its board in what amounted to a sweeping overhaul of its governance practices and leadership ranks. The options that Dr. McGuire had been granted over the years have led to criminal and civil investigations and public disapproval.

In a sweeping report released yesterday that was highly critical of management, a law firm hired by UnitedHealth to investigate the timing of stock options concluded that the company was riddled with poor controls and conflicts of interest. The report, which the company posted on its Web site, found that UnitedHealth had backdated options to maximize employees’ compensation."

Read the entire NY Times article here

(via Kevin MD)

Update -
The Health Care Blog: "Whether or not it was illegal, his actions suggest staggering greed."