Printer Friendly

AETNA CEO ENDORSES PRESIDENT CLINTON'S HEALTH CARE REFORM PLAN

 WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Aetna Health Plans, a leading managed health care company, with 350,000 members in the Washington, Maryland and Virginia area, announced its endorsement of each of the six principles outlined in the president's health care reform program.
 "The president deserves a great deal of credit for reaching out to all Americans in launching fundamental changes to our health care system," said Aetna Group Executive and CEO, James W. McLane. "We agree with the president that health care reform needs to be focused on the problems in the current health care system -- high costs, lack of coverage, the fear of losing coverage and the voluminous paper hassle people experience."
 McLane also agreed with the president's focus on building on the strengths in the present system. "We look forward to working actively with the administration and Congress in the months ahead to shape reform which focuses on fixing these specific problems, while maintaining what is good in our current system," he said.
 Acknowledging the concerns expressed with details of the president's proposal, McLane said this was to be expected and could be solved. "Aetna accepts the president's invitation to work with him to resolve areas of disagreement, to achieve lasting, fundamental reform. We are confident that reforms embodying the principles of his plan can be adopted in consensus fashion."
 Aetna Health Plans is a leading managed care company working with more than 13 million Americans to ensure the delivery of high quality medical care at the lowest cost possible. Aetna Health Plans, a nationwide company, has local offices in Washington, Baltimore, Richmond and Falls Church, Va.
 -0- 9/24/93
 /CONTACT: Doug Meyer for Aetna Health Plans, 703-903-7091/


CO: Aetna Health Plans ST: District of Columbia IN: HEA INS SU: EXE

DT-IH -- DC025 -- 5533 09/24/93 15:59 EDT
COPYRIGHT 1993 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1993 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:Sep 24, 1993
Words:302
Previous Article:NORTHERN TELECOM APPOINTS DONALD J. SCHUENKE NON-EXECUTIVE VICE CHAIRMAN
Next Article:PACIFIC SUMMA ENVIRONMENTAL CORP. ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT
Topics:

Terms of use | Copyright © 2017 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters