New Aetna President Confident -- Cour...

New Aetna President Confident --

There are 5 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Jul 24, 2007, titled New Aetna President Confident -- In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Mark T. Bertolini, whose promotion to president of Aetna was announced Tuesday, isn't going to be a stay-at-home executive.

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Aldo Roccabelli

Meriden, CT

#1 Jul 25, 2007
He has that Joe Ganim smirk on his face.

Hebron, CT

#2 Jul 25, 2007
"Aetna, for instance, favors requiring everyone in the country to have at least basic health insurance, with subsidies or tax credits to make that possible."

Of course. That means more premium income. The reality is that premiums or insurance in general, needs to be affordable.

Aetna is one of the worst offenders in the Insurance market for employing unskilled labor that only ends up eating away at the bottom line which, of course, ends up in increased premiums and claim denials to balance out the incompetence from management. In fact, the middle tier of management should be eliminated. Somehow the message from the top level is always fumbled by the bafoons sitting in between.

The "mother Aetna" days are long long gone...

Since: Feb 07

Hartford, CT

#3 Jul 25, 2007
Given Hitlery Clinton's inevitable
cakewalk to the Whitehouse, the days of the big private health insurer are numbered.

Mark, what feeling in the pit of your stomach is the same one the buggy whip manufacturers felt when
all those Model Ts started popping up all over the streets a century ago.

San Rafael, CA

#4 Jul 25, 2007
I used to work in the "managed care health care industry"...until I could no longer stomach working for and with these mega-corporate profit centers - and executives - that only support exclusion of those individuals who need health care the most. I walked away from an ever-escalating salary because I could no longer shower long enough to not feel filthy by being associated with the managed care industry.
We need more Michael Moores - they "get it" and aren't afraid to trumpet the greed of "managed care" executives to the rank & file who are struggling to afford health care in America while the execs get humongous salaries for being advocates of exclusion of the sick and poor in this nation.
We need universal health care... and the sooner the better!

Berlin, CT

#5 Aug 26, 2007
Mark, this comment has nothing to do with Aetna or your new posting. Congratulations. I hope that you get to read this, because it is a Thank You, from me to you. I and my family are going through hell fire with the serious illness of an adult child, and I found reading about your experiences with your son uplifting. Coping and finding strength every day is so hard - you seem to have done that. Wish I knew your secret...

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