Aetna CEO Gets 131% Pay Hike – Take Action!

Aetna’s CEO Mark Bertolini received a 131% pay hike, bringing in $30.7 million: that’s 877 times the $35k that the average worker makes in a year. Tell him that’s not okay. Share... 

Health Insurers Raise Some Rates by Double Digits

January 8, 2013 by  
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By Reed Abelson for the New York Times – Health insurance companies across the country are seeking and winning double-digit increases in premiums for some customers, even though one of the biggest... 

Anthem Blue Cross seeks to raise individual policyholders’ rates

November 28, 2012 by  
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By Chad Terhune for the Los Angeles Times – California’s largest for-profit health insurer, Anthem Blue Cross, is seeking to raise rates an average of 18% for more than 630,000 individual... 

One battle in the war against health-insurer insensitivity

September 19, 2012 by  
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By David Lazarus for the LA Times – It would be so easy for health insurers to avoid ill will if they’d just listen to what customers are saying and do their best to respond in a reasonable... 

Aetna Builds Empire: One Denial at A Time

August 23, 2012 by  
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By Donna Smith – It’s a business. It’s big business, and it’s all about the money. When plans for Aetna to purchase Coventry Health for $5.7 billion surfaced this week, all I could think... 

Investors in Health Care Seem to Bet on Incumbent

August 21, 2012 by  
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From the New York Times – Who is going to win the presidential election? You might want to ask Mark T. Bertolini. He just bet $5.7 billion on President Obama. Mr. Bertolini is the chief executive... 

Single-Payer Health Care Is Coming To America-Are We Ready?

February 24, 2012 by  
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By Rick Ungar for Forbes – Speaking at a recent conference, Mark Bertolli, CEO and Chairman of Aetna Insurance, announced that the end is near for profit driven health insurance companies. “The... 

The Insurers’ Real Agenda for Change

February 15, 2011 by  
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By Wendell Potter for the Huffington Post – The media had lots of health care news to obsess about last week. A federal judge ruled the health care reform law unconstitutional, and Senate Republicans... 

For-Profit Insurers Leaning on Regulators to “Reform” Health Reform

July 30, 2010 by  
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By Wendell Potter for Huffington Post – The nation’s biggest insurers — not happy with provisions of the four-month-old health care reform law that would force many of them to spend... 

Insurers Set To Raise Prices, Walk Away From Consumers

March 9, 2010 by  
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By Sam Stein for the Huffington Post – The market concentration for health insurance is so monopolized in some areas that insurance companies are willing to raise prices and lose customers in an... 

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