No corporation can boast of having played such a central role in passing the health care reform law than WellPoint, the largest health insurer in the United States. But as President Obama's himself demonstrated not for the first time in his radio address, WellPoint is a uniquely maladroit corporate heavy.
"[W]hen we found out that an insurance company was systematically dropping the coverage of women diagnosed with breast cancer we called on them to stop immediately." The company went unnamed, but it was WellPoint, and the news was broken by Reuters. in a news story by Murray Waas, an investigative reporter. Murray Waas reported that WellPoint was using a computer algorithm that targeted women recently diagnosed with breast cancer.That prompted HHS Services Kathleen Sebelius to write WellPoint and pronounce herself "apalled."