He gained a reputation in Missouri as a demanding but fair regulator who saved the state millions of dollars by creating a "competitive bidding" process for insurers that wanted to cover state employees...he required Blue Cross of Missouri to create a $400 million foundation to convert to a for-profit entity.And here's an excerpt from The New York Times on what we as a nation can expect from Angoff:
Calvin W. Call, executive director of the Missouri Insurance Coalition, a trade association, said Mr. Angoff's appointment did not bode well for health insurers.
"The industry's survival is probably limited in time, and Jay will be right there to watch it perish," Mr. Call said. "Here in Missouri, Jay seemed to be a proponent of confrontation and almost invited litigation to decide issues that could have been resolved in the General Assembly or through compromise."
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