Many important secrets have been kept from the public about the manipulation of opinion by professional propagandists and self interested, previously unknown players in the health care reformation debacle. Author of "The American Medical Machine: The Destruction of Healthcare in America," shares some of the insights contained in his new work, now available on Amazon and bookstores worldwide. Shocking news regarding the AARP and UnitedHealthcare Group and their management is highlighted.
New York, NY (PRWEB) April 6, 2010 -- Author of the recently released book, The American Medical Money Machine: The Destruction of Healthcare in America released the following statement after the Democratic Party Tsunami healthcare reform vote in Congress on Sunday, March 20, 2010.
"Pelosi, in her congratulatory remarks after the successful sweep of the healthcare vote mentioned the support of important allies, referring to the AARP as being instrumental in winning the vote, which is supposed to be in the interest of the American people."
Who are the supporters of this thing that has become known as health reform? Oscar Wilde said, "The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple."
On hearing her speech Goldberg remarked, "Pelosi should have been aware of the history of AARP--to which she has lovingly referred to as an ardent supporter of healthcare reform--before gloating about their support."
Goldberg further explained that Former Senator Tom Daschle, United's Chief Lobbyist, has worked hand-in-glove with Obama to get the bill through the Congress. According to The New York Times, The Obama administration sees NO conflict with employing United's bag man in assisting the passage of this legislation.
Author Goldberg further clarified the record by saying the 3000-page bill and its attachments have not been read or understood by more than a handful. "What appears on the surface to be healthcare reform is actually deform."
His new book, "The American Medical Money Machine," examines the following kinds of issues. "Case in point: AARP is thought by most to be a benign organization of 40+ million retired people. In fact, their membership represents one of the most powerful groups in the United States."
The author went on to say, "What is not known is that the AARP is controlled by UnitedHealthcare Group, the largest insurance third-party administrator of healthcare benefits in the United States. The AARP is a wholly-controlled marketing arm of UnitedHealth. Yet, they are perceived as an independent group."
According to Goldberg, a careful examination of SEC and DOJ documents reveals that United has a long and sordid history of corruption, a history that is easily revealed through a simple Google search of the terms UnitedHealthcare and Medicare Fraud. At last count, nearly two million references were cited in this search alone.
According to SEC documents and articles in The Wall Street Journal, in 2008, United's last Chairman and CEO, Dr. William McGuire of Texas, resigned after being caught by the SEC for backdating stock options. The 2007-08 accounting period alone amounted to well over $1.2 billion. Yet McGuire was fined $400 million and left the company with a parachute in excess of $1 BILLION. He was Chief of United for years. McGuire was not criminally prosecuted and will serve no jail time for his crimes which, incidentally, were endorsed by fellow Board Member Donna Shalala, the former HHS Secretary under President Clinton. "American's are fed-up with this type of shameless corruption and my book names names," Goldberg emphasized.
"In SEC documents and in published annual reports for UnitedHealthcare Group and Fast Cash, it is noted that Richard T. Burke of Texas, Chairman of United in the mid-90s, is the person who realized the marketing opportunity potential of taking over AARP. In 2008, AARP's operating budget was approximately $1.2 BILLION, of which nearly $800 million was derived from commissions paid by United for ARRP's exclusive sales of United's financial and other products." Goldberg's book details these facts from his research of public SEC filings by AARP and its related entities.
"Burke made his fortune as the Founder of Fast Cash, the largest chain of pawn shops and check cashing stores in the United States. Although the FBI and the DOJ have not specifically identified Fast Cash as being involved in money laundering and gun running, the US Government has long known that the pawn and check cashing business are implicated in money washing and weapon sales," adds Goldberg.
An analysis of the annual reports of UnitedHealthcare clearly state that Burke is the largest shareholder in UnitedHealthcare Group after serving as its Chairman for many years. Goldberg's book exposes actors little known to the public and whose self interests ALWAYS come before the interest of the people. "We as a people cannot suffer this tyranny of disinformation and remain free."
Goldberg said, "The true consequences of this recent legislation will further unravel a nation already tottering on the edge of chaos. This kind of information has been deliberately hidden from the public whose opinions are shaped by professional propagandists!"
"The American Medical Money Machine" is available on Amazon.com and bookstores worldwide.
Goldberg is available for interviews and can be reached at info(at)theamericanmedicalmoneymachine(dot)com or medicalmoneymachine(at)gmail(dot)com.
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