HEALTH PLANS: Glasscock names female successor at Wellpoint

Larry Glasscock at Wellpoint is stepping down this summer and has named a woman, Angela Braly, as his successor. Braly, 45, is an executive vice president, with responsibility for WellPoint’s Medicare claims processing business, federal employees’ health benefits business, and public policy development, among other areas.

Is this the first major health care company with a female CEO? It’ll certainly be the biggest US Corporation with one. At any rate, I wonder if we’ll start to see some slightly “gentler” behavior from the for-profit Blues conglomerate?

As for Glasscock? Well he probably never imagined quite how well he’d do when he got into health care 10 years or so ago. Or how little he’d get criticized for the things his company’s done!

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