LEONARD SCHAEFFER: CNNfn Profiles Dealmaker
CNNfn Monday aired a profile of Leonard Schaeffer, the California Blue Cross/WellPoint Health Networks executive who oversaw the transition of California Blue Cross to a for-profit venture. The piece emphasized the fact that, with savvy negotiating skills and an "acute focus on customer service, the one-time U.S. Department of Health and Human Services official" turned the operation into "one of the nation's largest of its kind in the field of managed care." CNNfn reported "observers say Schaeffer's tough negotiating skills made all the difference" (Liu, 2/9). To view the story in its entirety, click here.This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.