WellCare ex-director fires more volleys

By Mike Wells
5/13/2010 © Health News Florida

Rather than simply resign from WellCare Health Plans’ board of directors and leave peacefully, Dr. Regina Herzlinger apparently isn’t willing to let the company have the last word.

Last week, according to a Securities & Exchange Commission filing by the company, Herzlinger sent WellCare a letter saying she disagreed with the company’s description of the circumstances regarding her recent resignation.

This week, she’s made her feelings clear in an online site read by millions: Huffington Post. In an opinion piece published Wednesday afternoon, Herzlinger said she was going public about what happened at WellCare to show the need for greater “transparency” about medical decisions and insurance coverage.

Read the rest of the story here.

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About Mike
Mike Wells is an award winning, independent journalist living in St. Louis, Mo. He is available for investigative projects, freelance reporting and media relations consulting.

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