Two Insurance CEOs Received Security Protection During Reform Debate

According to Politico Pulse, the CEOs of two health insurance companies received extra security measures in the wake of the health care debate. Mark Bertolini, the CEO of Aetna, received $4,900 in company support to install a home security system “in light of concerns…as a result of the national health care debate,” according to a company filing. Last week, it was reported that Wellpoint spent nearly $8,000 on security measures for its CEO, Angela Braly, and her family. In the lead up to passage of the health care law, President Obama criticized insurance companies for hiking premiums and denying coverage based on pre-existing conditions, both of which are banned under the health care law.

Zachary Bernstein