Inskeep stated correctly that WellPoint was opposed to the public health insurance option and then asked, "...is there anything you can live with...?" Dr. Nussbaum answered,
I think we have to look at the plans that exist today that are viewed as being government plans -- the Federal Employees Health Benefit Program. That's a plan that is managed, that is run, that has all of the advantages of a private health insurance plan and we at WellPoint are proud to provide benefits for 1.3 million federal employees under that program.Listen to the 6 minute interview here.
I think the American people need to understand that even the government health care plan that has been most highly regarded, the government health plan that our Senators, our Congressmen, and our President has access to, is actually a plan run by the private sector.
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