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Pan-Dickinson race is a fight over the biggest business of all, health care
Sacramento Bee

Earlier this year, Dave Regan, president of United Healthcare Workers West, urged that I write about the rich pay and perquisites lavished on chief executive officers of nonprofit hospitals.

From what I could see, it’s sweet to be a hospital CEO.

But at the time, United Healthcare Workers, an arm of the Service Employees International Union, was promoting initiatives that took aim at hospitals. The initiatives and story pitch were part of a negotiation strategy to push hospitals into playing nice with union organizers. So I didn’t get around to writing about hospital executives’ fat pay.