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Insurance CEO Praises Affordable Care Act: 'It Has Been A Pretty Good Thing'

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Image uploaded from a quicklink Aetna CEO, Chairman and President Mark Bertolini praised the Affordable Care Act during the HIMSS12 Conference in Las Vegas this week, arguing that while the new law and its regulations have "pulled [the insurance industry] through the crucible" and "reshaped" the health care market, "For most of what has already been implemented, it has been a pretty good thing":
So what will the health insurers look like in the future? Bertolini offered a strong endorsement of the accountable health organization model, positioning health insurers as uniquely suited to usher in an era of coordinated care. "We need to move the system from underwriting risk to managing populations," he said. "We want to have a different relationship with the providers, physicians and the hospitals we do business with." [...]

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