Annals of the United Snakes of America, Inc.
Five of the nation’s largest health insurers are in serious discussions about creating a new nonprofit group and bankrolling it to the tune of about $20 million to influence tight congressional races and boost the image of their industry.
Aetna Inc., Cigna Corp., Humana Inc., United HealthCare Inc. and WellPoint Inc. are weighing the new drive in part to shape the government regulations that will implement this year’s sweeping new health care legislation.
So, it's not enough that The Big O delegates writing the HCR bill to Liz Fowler, a WellPoint VP on secondment to Max Baucus.
No, they've got to own the whole process end-to-end, from statute to regulation.