Liz Fowler Is the Embodiment of Washington’s Revolving Door Problem

By: Wednesday December 5, 2012 11:19 am

If you had to pick someone on the Democratic side to be the poster child for the revolving door problem, it would be hard to find someone better than Elizabeth Fowler. She worked for the Senate Finance Committee back in 2003 when it helped write the Medicare prescription drug program. The program helped needlessly enrich [...]

Senate Health Care Bill Does Not Have “Independent Third Party Review” That Would Protect Breast Cancer Patients

By: Thursday April 22, 2010 10:35 am

Reuters reports that WellPoint is under federal investigation for singling out breast cancer patients and dropping their coverage “based on either erroneous or flimsy information.”  They also report that language in the House bill would have protected these women, but it was removed in the Senate version of the bill because “lobbyists for WellPoint and [...]

WellPoint Targets Breast Cancer Patients for Recision

By: Thursday April 22, 2010 9:00 am

Federal investigators have told Reuters that WellPoint, the country’s largest insurance company, is using an algorithm to target women with breast cancer for the express purpose of dropping their coverage. Murray Waas writes that WellPoint “specifically targeted women with breast cancer for aggressive investigation with the intent to cancel their policies”: None of the women [...]

Baucus Thanks Wellpoint VP Liz Fowler for Writing Health Care Bill

By: Monday March 29, 2010 9:08 am

Not a surprise really that upon passage of the health care bill, Max Baucus would openly thank Liz Fowler, the former Wellpoint VP, for writing it: Mr. BAUCUS. Mr. President, there are a flood of emotions going through all of us today as we pass this reconciliation bill which improves upon the bill the President [...]