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What's the Point, WellPoint? Could It Be to Satisfy Wall Street?

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Executives at health insurance giant WellPoint are predicting they will have to implement "double-digit plus" rate increases next year, demonstrating once again just how politically tone deaf and profit-obsessed they apparently are.

The Marie Antoinette of Health Insurance and How to Dethrone Her

Jamie Court | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics
Jamie Court

Health insurance rates are like a runaway train and there's no police force or firefighting squad with the power to stop them. Thirty-five states require health insurance companies to get permission before raising rates, but not California.

Calling All Women Executives - Part 1: How to Win (Male) Friends and Influence Everyone

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 01.21.2012 | Business
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Sorry guys. Although it looks like Michele Bachmann's presidential bid may have stalled, women in leadership positions is an idea whose time has come ...

Jamie Dimon, Business Council To Meet With Obama About Economy, Financial Reform

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JP Morgan Chase, is scheduled to dine at the White House Monday evening with President Obama, according to Bloomberg. Bloom...

Throw The Bums Out: Day 6

Dr. Mark Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Mark Weiss

How dare Anthem Blue Cross and its parent company increase their executives' compensation on the backs of people who will soon be unable to afford health insurance.

WellPoint Routinely Targets Breast Cancer Victims For Rescission

Reuters | Murray Waas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One after another, shortly after a diagnosis of breast cancer, each of the women learned that her health insurance had been canceled. ... The women ...

WellPoint/Anthem Shareholders Revolt!

Rob Stone M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rob Stone M.D.

The health insurance industry adds huge administrative costs to our system, not to mention the profits they siphon off. WellPoint is a parasitic middleman that adds no value and increases the cost of health care.

WellPoint Still Doesn't Get It

Leighton Woodhouse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leighton Woodhouse

If you want to understand why Americans are so outraged by obscene executive compensation levels in a time of severe economic malaise, consider not just the 51% bump awarded to WellPoint CEO, Angela Braly. Consider the pro forma excuses offered by her company flacks.

30 Million WellPoint Shares Voted: Return to Non-Profit!

Rob Stone M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rob Stone M.D.

The SEC has proposed a new regulation that would allow shareholders to directly nominate corporate board members called "Proxy Access." If this goes into effect this fall as expected, I intend to run for the WellPoint board.

Shareholders Move to Curb Extravagant Pay for WellPoint CEO

Ethan Rome | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ethan Rome

Even by the standards of people who believe that it's okay to do just about anything to make money, WellPoint consistently goes too far. Their turbo-charged greed is out of control, and their lack of any moral compass is shocking.

WellPoint CEO Angela Braly: "Scrappy" and Looking More Like Sarah Palin Every Day

Rob Stone M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rob Stone M.D.

WellPoint's Angela Braly is reminding me more and more of Sarah Palin these days -- another "scrappy" woman who just isn't discouraged by relentless bad press, at least at the hands of "the liberal media."

Rate Regulation Needed to Restrain Big Insurance Greed

Ethan Rome | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

It seems that WellPoint CEO Angela Braly hasn't been happy with BP grabbing all the headlines lately as the most reckless, buck-passing, greedy corporation. So she unwisely decided to pick a fight with the president.

How Various Corporate CEOs Aim for Celebrity Status

Douglas M. Branson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Douglas M. Branson

Many CEOs stay completely in the background. The truly driven will shove all others out of the way, speaking for the corporation in any instance, good or bad.

The Coming Battle of the Ritz Carlton

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Insurance executives are not here to negotiate or to shape legislation. They are here to stop health care reform dead in its tracks. They will not be "convinced" to allow health care reform to pass the Congress.

The Greed Olympics: Banks and Insurers Battle for the Gold

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter Dreier

As the Greed Olympics heats up, it is time for Americans to stop being spectators. The President and Congress shouldn't be the only ones judging the competition and handing out the medals.

Health Insurance Industry Exposes Its Insatiable Greed

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

After pretending for months to cooperate with the Obama administration and Democrats to secure a reasonable health reform bill, the industry's CEOs and lobbyists on Sunday double-crossed their one-time political allies.

Citizens Confront WellPoint: Poster Child for Health Insurance Reform

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Citizens will pay a visit today to WellPoint's Indianapolis headquarters to protest the giant insurance company's abusive practices and its opposition to real health care reform.

Turn Up the Heat on the Insurance Industry

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

A few hundred people serve on the boards of the nation's largest health insurance companies. They, the industry they serve, and the politicians who do their bidding, need to be held accountable.