Liz Fowler, a former public affairs executive for Indianapolis-based health insurance giant WellPoint, helped to craft health-care reform legislation being proposed by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus.Read it all in The Indianapolis Star
It's a connection that is drawing criticism from some reform advocates who support the creation of a public health plan that would compete against commercial insurers such as WellPoint. Baucus' bill does not call for the creation of a public plan.
"This just sounds like another example of the revolving door between government and industry," said Dr. Robert Stone, a Bloomington physician who also is director of the advocacy group Hoosiers for a Commonsense Health Plan. "We don't really know how much influence her job at WellPoint had."