Creating the New Healthcare Marketplace


May 24, 2012, 12:00 AM EDT
Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC
Mark T. Bertolini (Aetna)

Event Summary

Mark T. Bertolini, chairman and CEO of Aetna, addressed the topic of "Creating the New Healthcare Marketplace" at the Peterson Institute on May 24, 2012. His remarks covered the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, health entitlement costs, the changing needs of consumers and their employers, and the struggle for answers to these questions by political leaders.

Bertolini is chairman, chief executive officer, and president of Aetna, a Fortune 100 diversified healthcare benefits company. Prior to joining Aetna in 2003, Mr. Bertolini held executive positions at Cigna, NYLCare Health Plans, and SelectCare, Inc., where he served as president and chief executive officer. He is actively engaged in the national dialogue on health care reform, meeting regularly with state and federal policymakers to advocate for measures to increase access, lower costs, and improve the quality of health care. He is a strong advocate of market-based solutions, the expansion and use of health information technology, and the sustainability of the employer-based system.