Must-Read News: Highest Paid Execs, Dullest Movie Ever

Looking ahead to the last full week of July, large-scale health care reform still looms large as a developing story. After support for its Affordable Care Act repeal-and-replace bill cratered last week, the Senate this week may take a vote on a revised measure—but major questions still remain as to whether it has the votes to pass.

Meanwhile, here are some of last week’s most-read items, in case you missed them.

Highest Paid Chief ExecsWe crunched the numbers to rank the highest paid chief execs at publicly traded companies in the home health sector, and a lot of readers were curious how these bigwigs stacked up.

Gray Cloud Over Home CareAlliance Homecare is an interesting New York-based company that is taking steps to banish a “gray cloud over home care.”

Newcomer with a Cool $50 MillionHave you heard of Jet Health? Its CEO has some big plans for the Colorado-based company, and he has $50 million in capital to work with and a track record of entrepreneurial success in health care.

Better Than Watching Paint Dry—Barely

The world’s “dullest movie ever made” is set to premiere in September. Called “Baa Baa Land,” it is described in a press release as “an eight-hour slow-motion film with no plot, dialogue or actors—a contemplative epic, entirely starring…sheep.”

It’s being touted as a cure for insomnia, but when we saw this unusual press release—after laughing and asking ourselves if this was some kind of joke—we also wondered if the film might have applications in memory care. I recently toured a senior living community that shows slides of animals to residents to help calm agitation. I thought of that when I read this line in the press release:

“In a world of constant stress and information overload, of anxious days and restless nights…comes the chance at last…to pause…to breathe…to calm our racing minds and fretful souls…to sit and stare…at sheep.”

Check out the trailer if you’re a little too amped this week.

Written by Tim Mullaney