November 11, 2014

Time Argus

In his recent op-ed decrying rising health care costs, Don George says Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont is a nonprofit whose guiding principle is “putting Vermonters first.” Oops. He forgot to mention that his predecessor took a $7.9 million bonus when he left. To put that in perspective, for my current $1,240 premium for a family of four, I would have to pay 6,370 months, or 530 years, of premiums just to pay for that bonus. So much for Mr. George’s claims of concern.

John D. Wagner