Reaping and Sowing

Abby Zimet

Having spent months pressuring
employees to lobby against healthcare reform, big insurer WellPoint
Inc., which includes Anthem Blue Cross, announced last week it was cutting employee health benefits as well as dismissing some workers. A House investigation
earlier this year also found that Wellpoint rewarded employees for
finding ways to drop policyholders who developed expensive conditions -
raising the morally complex issue of whether those employees are now
getting what they deserve, or what.

"Your cost per paycheck will probably
increase." - WellPoint memo to its 42,000 employees.

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