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Aetna CEO Says He Would Be Turned Down for Health Insurance

Mark Bertolini, the head of insurer Aetna, says he would be rejected for coverage if he were to seek a policy on the individual market...
April 13, 2011

Mark Bertolini, the head of insurer Aetna, says he would be rejected for coverage if he were to seek a policy on the individual market today. Bertolini tells the story of his son's kidney cancer and his own skiing accident, and how his own situation has shaped his views on how to reform healthcare.

"Our U.S. health system is not really a system as much as a bunch of independent players," Bertolini says. "How do we create a system that functions properly? When my dry cleaner knows more about the whereabouts of my shirts than my doctor knows about the whereabouts of my X-rays, we have a problem." Read Mark Bertolini's story here.

Read about Aetna's CEO: I Would Be Turned Down for Health Insurance (Miami Herald 4/11/11)

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