Last updated on: 6/15/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

Mark Bertolini, MBA Biography

Title:
President of Aetna
Position:
Con to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“We won’t be able to afford it [the health care reform bill]. The state of Massachusetts is well over a billion dollars in debt as a result of what they are doing with their health reform, and they’ve already started to call for payment reform in the way of global payments for providers, so I think it doesn’t take a genius to see that ultimately costs will become an issue. The economic problems of this nation are largely around healthcare and entitlement, and I think we will need to address costs.”

Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN), “What Healthcare Reform May Mean for the Heathcare Industry,” www.cpbn.org, Mar. 25, 2010

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • President, Aetna, July 2007-present
  • Member, Board of Directors, University of Connecticut Health Center
  • Member, Board of Directors, Connecticut Business and Industry Association
  • Member, Board of Directors, National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Advisory Board, School of Human Ecology, Cornell University
  • Executive Vice President and head of Aetna Business Operations, May 3, 2007-July 2007
  • Head of Aetna Regional Businesses, Feb. 2006-May 2007
  • Senior Vice President, Aetna Specialty Products, Feb. 2003-Feb. 2006
  • Former Senior Vice President, National Sales and Delivery Network, CIGNA HealthCare
  • Former Senior Vice President, Operations and Technology, CIGNA HealthCare
  • Former Executive Vice President, NYLCare Health Plans
  • Former Chief Executive Officer, SelectCare, Inc.
Education:
  • MBA, Finance, Cornell University
  • BS, Business Administration, Wayne State University
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Will I pay less for health insurance and medical care?