Video: Insurance Chief Speaks Out from Davos on Health-Care Reform

The president of Aetna on how insurance companies are adjusting to the new law.


The Wall Street Journal's Alan Murray video interviews Aetna chairman Ron Williams about pressures on insurance companies and how they are preparing for health-care reform.

Williams admits that Aetna is not increasing jobs and are still reducing head count. And while people don't want taxes and mandates on having health insurance, those who have insurance are going to end up paying for those who don't.

Williams tells WSJ:

The pressures on our business mean great uncertainty. I expect interesting debates ahead of us.


Williams raises more questions than he can answer in the video. Whose responsibility is individual health? If health care is more easily financed by a tax than by a mandate, how is there a difference?