Graph of the Day for October 27, 2009

"I'm very pleased that (Democratic leaders) will be talking, too, about the immoral profits being made by the insurance industry and how those profits have increased in the Bush years."  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

"Keeping the status quo may be what the insurance industry wants.  Their premiums have more than doubled in the last decade and their profits have skyrocketed."  Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen.

"Health insurance companies are willing to let the bodies pile up as long as their profits are safe." A ad.

Source:  Associated Press

2008 Industry Profits as % of Revenue

Source:  Fortune/CNNMoney

Hoven's Index for October 27, 2009

Wealthiest congressperson's net worth:  $168 million (Senator John Kerry).

Mean net worth of a US Senator: $6.64 million, minimum.

Median net worth of a US Senator:  $1.06 million.

Source:  Time.