When you work at Cigna, you will see the many ways that we are changing the face of health care – not only for our members, but for our nation. Attention to health care reform is rising to new levels as presidential candidates outline proposals, Congress debates various aspects of health care and many states pursue their own reforms. As active as the dialogue has become, this is really just the beginning. As the countdown to the presidential election of November 2008 gains momentum, we can expect this debate to be featured strongly in the media, in board rooms and in the living rooms of America.
Cigna is an active participant in our country’s health care dialogue. Through our Public Policy Council, chaired by our CEO Ed Hanway, we contribute to and help shape the debate. We fully recognize the need for health care improvement and we are committed and actively contributing to efforts designed to enhance our health care system. From ongoing meetings with senators, representatives and presidential hopefuls, to joining coalitions to advance health care reform, Cigna is taking a prominent and collaborative role in the debate. While proposed approaches to improving our health care system may differ, most are predicated on the belief that it is unacceptable that millions of Americans lack access to quality, affordable health care coverage. At Cigna we agree and believe that through a partnership of all stakeholders, private and public, relying on a value-driven market that emphasizes quality and transparency, we can expand coverage to the uninsured, increase affordability and, most importantly, improve health.
Working at Cigna means being actively engaged in and contributing to the efforts to improve the health of our nation. We hope you’ll join us.
Carol Ann Petren,