Roy Poses at Health Care Renewal keeps up his attack dog stance on the United HealthGroup board. Although I can’t exactly agree with all of his criticisms—for instance Mary Mudlinger’s attempt to increase the use of NPs is probably a good thing—he is the only person out there pointing out the inherent difficulty for academics being on a corporate board that has, at the least, potential conflicts of interest with their academic missions.
Of course the real dirt is that the UHC board including McGuire contributed to Thomas H. Kean’s son’s political campaign while Kean (the ex-NJ governor and chair of the ineffectual 9–11 commission) was on the compensation committee. Yup, that committee which agreed with the options backdating (or at least had it happen on its watch).
Anyway, I’m glad Roy’s on this, so I can slack off!